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The Danish Girl

Venice film festival reveals 2015 line-up

29-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The Danish Girl, starring Eddie Redmayne, and Atom Egoyan’s Remember among the 21 competition titles.


First look at Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy in 'Anthropoid'

29-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Toby Jones, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner and Alena Mihulová join Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Anna Geislerová and Charlotte Le Bon in Sean Ellis’ Second World War thriller.


Toronto to open with 'Demolition'; world premieres for 'Trumbo', 'The Program'

28-Jul-2015 | By

TIFF 40 to open with Jean-Marc Vallée’s Demolition starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Keith Richards

Morgan Neville's Keith Richards doc to debut on Netflix

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Documentary on the Rolling Stones guitarist made by the director of Oscar-winner 20 Feet From Stardom.

The Walk

Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' to open Tokyo film festival

28-Jul-2015 | By Chris Gallagher

Director Bryan Singer to head the main competition jury.


Telefilm Canada pledges C$8.1m for 14 films

28-Jul-2015 | By

The funding body’s Canada Feature Film Fund allocation applies to the 2014-15 cycle and includes films from Kim Nguyen and features actors such as Dane DeHaan and Catherine Keener.

Tom Gilroy

Tom Gilroy wins screenwriting grant

28-Jul-2015 | By Angela Lee

The writer has been awarded the 2015 Djerassi Residency Award / San Francisco Film Society Screenwriting Fellowship to work on his script Our Lady Of The Snow.

Ode To My Father

Korean box office rises 2.6% in first half of 2015

28-Jul-2015 | By

Box office tops $653m… but admissions fall 1.5%.

Moon Dogs

'Moon Dogs' begins Scotland shoot

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Coming-of-age film marks feature debut of Downton Abbey director Philip John.


San Sebastian unveils New Directors titles

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The 13 films competing for a $55,000 prize include Scott Graham’s Iona and Hans Christian Berger’s After Eden.

The High Sun

'The High Sun' is big winner in Pula

28-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The 62nd Pula Film Festival wrapped in Croatia on Saturday with its Best Croatian Film of the year award going to Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun. 

Martine Reicherts

Martine Reicherts named Creative Europe head

28-Jul-2015 | By

Xavier Prats Monné to take a new EC role.

Kill Time

CTE renews output deals with Hong Kong studios

28-Jul-2015 | By

Hong Kong-based Celestial Tiger Entertainment (CTE) has renewed its exclusive, multi-year output deals with Hong Kong studios Emperor Motion Pictures (EMP), Mega-Vision Project Workshop (MVPW) and Universe Entertainment.

'Amy' set for Sarajevo Summer Nights

28-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sarajevo Film Festival’s Laško Sumer Nights line-up revealed.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt', 'Monkey King' break records

28-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Monster Hunt continuted to break records at the China box office office last week, becoming the highest-grossing Chinese film ever with a gross of $221.41m after 11 days.

Toronto 40th press conference

VIDEO: Toronto 2015 press conference


The first titles for the 40th Toronto International Film Festival have been announced. Watch the press conference here…

Steve Jobs

‘Steve Jobs’ to screen at NYFF

27-Jul-2015 | By

Danny Boyle’s biopic starring Michael Fassbender as the digital age visionary who changed the face of personal computing, telephony and music will screen on October 3 as the centrepiece screening of the 53rd New York Film Festival.

Film admissions surge in UK, production spend wobbles

27-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

BFI stats reveal surge in admissions in 2015 but potential fall in production spend of UK independent productions in past year.

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning eyed for 'All The Bright Places'

27-Jul-2015 | By

Miguel Arteta will direct Demarest Media and Mazur/Kaplan’s adaptation of the Jennifer Niven YA novel.

Diane Kruger

Venice reveals 2015 juries

27-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Competition jury includes Elizabeth Banks, Lynne Ramsay, Diane Kruger and Hou Hsiao-hsien.

'Second Mother' to open Sarajevo Film Festival

27-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sundance award-winner to open festival; Dagur Kári’s Tribeca winner Virgin Mountain to close.

Death Valley

Indican Pictures acquires 'Death Valley'

27-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has picked up all North American rights to the noir thriller and has set an October 20 release.

Sadie Katz

Sadie Katz to star in 'Blood Feast' remake

27-Jul-2015 | By Gabrielle Altheim

The actress joins Robert Rusler and Caroline Williams on US-based Gundo Entertainment’s splatter film remake.


Cuba's 'Behavior' wins at Skip City in Japan

27-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Japenese festival that focuses solely on digital cinema reveals its 2015 winners.

Inside Out

'Inside Out' leads UK box office with $11.4m

27-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest posts sixth biggest UK opening for Pixar outings from an industry record release of 608 sites.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $46m

26-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 27 UPDATE: Edko Films’ announced early on Monday that its 3D fantasy had reached $217.7m (RMB 1.349bn) after 11 days to become the highest grossing Chinese film in history.


'Ant-Man' stays top in North America on $25m

26-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 27: Marvel Studios’ latest slice of superhero action held on to its top bunk over the weekend to beat Sony’s new arrival Pixels in a photo finish.

angelina jolie

Angelina Jolie Pitt, Netflix line up Khmer Rouge drama

24-Jul-2015 | By

Star finds home for her long-gestating Cambodian genocide drama.

black mass

'Black Mass' to get Venice world premiere

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Johnny Depp crime-drama biopic will play out of competition at the 72nd Biennale.

michael b jordan

Michael B. Jordan to star in 'Just Mercy' for Broad Green

24-Jul-2015 | By

The company announced on Friday it is adapting Bryan Stevenson’s memoir Just Mercy: A Story Of Justice And Redemption.

The Daughter

Saura, Celestini, Stone among Venice Days line-up

24-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman, Tom Grater

Luis Tosar thriller to open strand; Laurent Cantet to chair jury; programme includes Agnès Varda, Alice Rohrwacher shorts.

El Gigante

Raven Banner boards 'El Gigante'

24-Jul-2015 | By

The Toronto-based company announced from Fantasia it has come on to handle world sales and direct distribution in Canada on the Luchagore Productions title.

venice vfm market

Venice reveals Gap-Financing Market line-up

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Venice Film Market will showcase 15 projects seeking completion financing.

gore verbinski

Verbinski, Barron, von Trotta backed by German funds

24-Jul-2015 | By

Funds MDM and FFF Bayern are providing more than $9.4m (€8.6m).


SPRI unleashes 'Pixels'

24-Jul-2015 | By

Sony’s action-comedy will vie for the international box office crown this weekend against Chinese smash Monster Hunt — although it holds a few territories itself — as well as Disney-Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man and Universal-Illumination’s Minions.

Grand 16

Three dead in Louisiana theatre shooting

24-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATE: Police in Lafayette said on Friday the two women who died in Thursday’s shooting at the Grand 16 theatre in Lafayette were Mayci Breaux, 21, and Jillian Johnson, 33. The gunman was identified as 59-year-old John Russell Houser.


Lux Prize trio unveiled

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Mediterranea, Mustang and Urok (The Lesson) to get distribution support.

benicio del toro

Sarajevo to honour Benicio Del Toro

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

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


'Ant-Man' crushes rivals in UK social media buzz

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Marvel’s latest comfortably fended off Inside Out and Southpaw to top this week’s social media buzz chart.

port of call

BiFan awards winners revealed

24-Jul-2015 | By

Port Of Call wins best feature; Turbo Kid team take Best Director.

the memory of water

Global Screen picks up 'The Memory Of Water'

24-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

German sales outfit acquires Spanish-speaking drama starring Elena Anaya.

'Inside Out' crosses $500m at global box office

23-Jul-2015 | By

The Disney-Pixar hit became on Tuesday the eighth consecutive Pixar film to reach the milestone and its 11th overall.


'Neruda' shoot underway in Chile

23-Jul-2015 | By

Participant Media has officially confirmed that Pablo Larrain’s follow-up to No, currently shooting in Chile and starring Gael García Bernal, is the second title under its Participant PanAmerica initiative.

Bill Lee

Alchemy strikes content deals

23-Jul-2015 | By

Bill Lee’s ambitious distributor has bulked up its supply line, striking deals with Archstone, CineTel Films, Hollywood Media Bridge and The Little Film Company.


Starz picks up 'Momentum'

23-Jul-2015 | By

Starz has acquired all North American rights to the action thriller following its world premiere AT Fantasia on Wednesday night.

Being Canadian

Telefilm Canada readies Canada Cool tour

23-Jul-2015 | By

The national film body is behind a US tour this autumn of 10 new comedies without US distribution.

frank zappa

Alex Winter lines up Frank Zappa doc

23-Jul-2015 | By

The star of Bill And Ted turned director is preparing to make a film about one of rock’s most iconoclastic figures with the full cooperation of the late musician’s family.

'Knight Of Cups' to open in spring 2016

23-Jul-2015 | By

Terrence Malick’s film starring Christian Bale and Natalie Portman will open in the US via Broad Green Pictures on March 4 2016.

Donald Sutherland

Donald Sutherland to star in 'Milton’s Secret'

23-Jul-2015 | By

Buck Productions, Riverside Entertainment and Hulo Films announced on Thursday that the Canadian icon will star in the coming-of-age drama.


EU targets Sky, six studios in antitrust case

23-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

European Commission launches case against broadcaster and studios for potentially “serious violation of EU rules.”

'Teenage Girl' certificate frustrates director Heller, Vertigo

23-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK distributor left ‘disappointed‘ by BBFC 18 classification.

dave jarmain

Icon appoints head of theatrical sales

23-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Universal exec Dave Jarmain joins UK outfit Icon Film Distribution.


San Sebastian reveals competition films

23-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Spanish-language titles from Pablo Agüero, Asier Altuna, Cesc Gay among line-up.

media production show

Blackmagic partners Media Production Show

23-Jul-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Blackmagic Design has signed up as the headline partner of the Media Production Show, as support for the two-day exhibition and conference gathers momentum.

Uni dates 'Jurassic World' sequel

23-Jul-2015 | By

Executive producer Steven Spielberg, Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard will return for Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World Sequel.

Bertrand Tavernier

Tavernier warns of EC's "carte blanche for US cinema" 

23-Jul-2015 | By

Veteran director Bertrand Tavernier has criticised vice-president Andrus Ansip’s intentions for the Digital Single Market.

Lucy Boynton

'Don’t Knock Twice' begins Wales shoot

23-Jul-2015 | By

Lucy Boynton from Miss Potter and Nick Moran of Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels fame have joined Katee Sackhoff on the supernatural horror. Content Media represents worldwide sales.

Miles Ahead

'Miles Ahead' to close NYFF

23-Jul-2015 | By

The world premiere of Don Cheadle’s directorial debut will close the 53rd New York Film Festival on October 11.


Way Out West to host Jonas Akerlund world premiere

23-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Festival’s world premieres include Roxette Diaries, Taikon, Odödliga and Drottninglandet.

'Jurassic World' becomes third-biggest release of all time

22-Jul-2015 | By

The Universal hierarchy announced on Wednesday that its monster smash has overtaken The Avengers on $1.52bn to reach $1.522bn worldwide.

John Friedberg

STX launches sales division

22-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Top brass at Robert Simonds’ studio have ended weeks of speculation and confirmed to Screendaily the hire of John Friedberg as president of international sales.

Sony, Transmission partner on home ent pact

22-Jul-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) and Transmission Films on Wednesday announced a multi-year distribution agreement for Australia-based Transmission’s library and future releases. 

jonathan demme

Jonathan Demme, Saverio Costanzo head Venice juries

22-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The two directors will preside over the Orizzonti and Lion of the Future award, respectively.


High female count among 140 Project Forum entries

22-Jul-2015 | By

More than half of the Independent Filmmaker Project’s (IFP) 140 titles at the upcoming Project Forum in Septembers’ IFP Independent Film Week hail from women.

99 Homes

Broad Green, Uni strike home ent deal

22-Jul-2015 | By

Under the multi-year distribution services agreement Universal Pictures will exclusively manage back-room distribution services for all Broad Green titles for Blu-ray and DVD.

Open Road acquires 'Mother’s Day'

22-Jul-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up all US rights to rom-com to star Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.

samira wiley

Ensemble cast joins '37'

22-Jul-2015 | By

Regner Grasten Film and Game 7 Films on Wednesday announced the ensemble cast for their fictional account of the night Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964.

Screen Awards trophies

Screen Awards entry deadline extended until July 31

22-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Screen Awards, returning for its sixth year in 2015, has extended the deadline for entries until July 31.

Takeshi Kitano

Locarno to fete Office Kitano

22-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Takeshi Kitano’s Office Kitano to receive Premio Raimondo Rezzonico award.


Tobis Film to return to production

22-Jul-2015 | By

German distributor of Southpaw, Transcendence to return to production.

gun women the patriots

BiFan It Project winners revealed

22-Jul-2015 | By

Gun Women: The Patriots scoops top award at NAFF event.

Asian Film Summit Toronto Peter Loehr Cameron Bailey

Asif Kapadia, Jia Zhangke among TIFF industry guests

21-Jul-2015 | By

The Toronto International Film Festival’s industry office announced on Tuesday the first raft of participants confirmed to attend the seven-day conference.


Roadside Attractions sets 'Stonewall' date

21-Jul-2015 | By

The drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots will open on September 25. Separately, Sundance Selects has acquired A Ballerina’s Tale and Gravitas Ventures has picked up Unbranded.

AMC Theatres

Gerry Lopez to step down as AMC CEO

21-Jul-2015 | By

In a sudden move, the president and CEO of the second largest exhibitor in the US is to depart the company on August 6 “to pursue another opportunity.”

Teri Everett

Teri Everett to head Uni corporate comms

21-Jul-2015 | By

The executive will start work as evp of global communications for Universal Filmed Entertainment on August 17 and replaces outgoing Kori Bernards, who is leaving after seven years.

Christina Lazaridi

Christina Lazaridi joins ttff industry team

21-Jul-2015 | By

Top brass at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) announced on Tuesday that the Oscar-nominated short film writer will serve as facilitator for this year’s RBC Focus: Filmmakers’ Immersion in September.

Tony Vaccaro

Cargo Film & Releasing boards Tony Vaccaro doc

21-Jul-2015 | By

New York-based sales company Cargo Film & Releasing has acquired worldwide rights to the upcoming documentary.

ritesh batra

Bob & Co join Film London on Microwave International

21-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The UK firm will raise around $310,000 (£200,000) in UK production finance for Microwave International: Shakespeare India; projects, teams, mentors announced.

Monster Hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules China box office

21-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Edko Films’ 3D adventure Monster Hunt broke a string of box office records on its opening weekend in China, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $107.58m in four days.

jerzy skolimowski

Skolimowski, Bajon in Gdynia competition

21-Jul-2015 | By

New films by Jerzy Skolimowski, Filip Bajon and Marcin Wrona are among selected titles.

Nemes, Tsangari, Tanovic among Sarajevo competition

21-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Debut features dominate this year’s competition lineup; Radu Jude, Radu Muntean among In Focus lineup.

bajrangi bhaijaan

‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ breaks records in India and overseas

21-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Bollywood film clocks biggest overseas-grossing weekend for a Salman Khan film.


Rosamund Pike joins 'High Wire Act'

20-Jul-2015 | By

The Oscar-nominated star of Gone Girl joins Jon Hamm on Radar Pictures’ political action-thriller that Good Universe represents internationally.

Scott Duncan

Producers tee up Moe Norman golf biopic

20-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: David Carver Films and Scott Duncan are developing a feature based on the life of the man whom they claim was one of the most misunderstood golfers in history.

Aaron Gilbert

Bron Studios launches The Realm

20-Jul-2015 | By

Garrick Dion will head the new label focused on director-driven films across multiple genres, managing director Aaron L Gilbert of the British Columbia-based Bron announced on Monday.

Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism’

ARC Entertainment acquires 'Molly Moon'

20-Jul-2015 | By

The North American rights deal has cued up an August 14 release on VOD and in select theatres for Christopher N Rowley’s adaptation.

Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry joins ‘Brain On Fire’

20-Jul-2015 | By

The multi-hyphenate joins Chloë Grace Moretz and Carrie-Anne Moss on the Broad Green, Denver & Delilah and Foundation Features adaptation. Separately, Clea DuVall lines up a directorial debut and Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings is the subject of a documentary.

monster hunt

'Monster Hunt' rules int’l on $72m

20-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 20: The $30m Chinese-language fantasy adventure secured top berth at the international marketplace ahead of Hollywood’s Minions, which was the biggest global earner of the session, as well as China’s superhero spoof Jian Bing Man and a bona fide US superhero in the shape of Ant-Man.

Marc Quinn: Making Waves

Starline appoints sales and marketing staff

20-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK sales and distribution outfit adds TV and digital sales executive.

Deniz Gamze Erguven and Tamar Alkan

Women directors victorious in Odessa

20-Jul-2015 | By

Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang and Eva Neymann’s Song Of Songs among winners; industry awards.

a matter of life and death

Venice Classics to include 21 restorations

20-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Akahige, Amarcord, Aleksandr Nevskij among Venice Classics titles; Bertrand Tavernier selects four films.

'Wild Tales' dominates Platino Awards

20-Jul-2015 | By Juan Sarda

Damian Szifrón’s Wild Tales swept the 2nd Platino awards, launched to boost Spanish and Latin-American cinema.

Thanatos Drunk

Thanatos, Drunk sweeps Taipei Film Awards

20-Jul-2015 | By

Chang Tso-chi’s Thanatos, Drunk swept the Taipei Film Awards on Saturday night, winning six prizes including the Grand Prize and best narrative feature.

Andre Rieu

André Rieu concert breaks UK records

20-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Maastricht Concert takes more than £1m in one night for CinemaLive.


DocFest delegates up 4.9% in 2015

20-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Sheffield DocFest hosted 3,422 industry from 57 countries, according to festival.

'Ant-Man' leads UK box office with $6.2m debut

20-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal becomes first distributor to have four films hit the £30m mark in a calendar year as Minions reaches $50.3m (£32.3m).

'Taxi', 'Tikkun', 'The Lobster' make Sarajevo Kinoscope cut

20-Jul-2015 | By

Non-competitive sidebar features 19 films; Brillante Mendoza tribute on festival slate.

‘Ant-Man’ swarms over US box office on $57m

19-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 20 UPDATE: The final film of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe debuted top in North America as Universal comedy Trainwreck arrived at number three on $30.1m.


'Sin Mover', 'The Contestant' prevail in BAM awards

19-Jul-2015 | By

Carlos Osuna’s two projects El Concursante and Sin Mover Los Labios earn BAM Projects and Screenings prizes; seven other titles headed to Locarno and San Sebastian.

'A Sinner In Mecca' among 2015 Outfest winners

19-Jul-2015 | By

Parvez Sharma’s pilgrimmage to Mecca shot on an iPhone picked up a prize as the LGBT festival in Los Angeles came to a close on Sunday night.

Bold acquires spec script ‘The Edge Of Normal’

17-Jul-2015 | By

The production and finance company has acquired the spec script by Matt Venne based on the novel by Carla Norton.

‘Tikkun’, 'Hotline' win in Jerusalem

17-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Avishai Sivan’s religious drama wins Best Israeli Feature while Hotline scoops Van Leer award for Best Documentary.

A Christmas Horror Story

Image snaps up ‘A Christmas Horror Story’

17-Jul-2015 | By

The RLJ Entertainment label has acquired US rights from Paradigm Talent Agency on behalf of the filmmakers.


Õunpuu's 'Roukli' to world-premiere in Palić

17-Jul-2015 | By

Estonian director’s new film will be part of Serbian festival’s 14-strong competition including My Mother, 45 Years and Heil; festival to fete five Spanish directors.


Georgia and Ukraine to join tax rebate club

17-Jul-2015 | By

Hosts of Michel Hazanavicius’s The Search and Transporter 3 set to add rebates; Ukraine to join Creative Europe framework.

bafta crew

BAFTA Crew 2015 participants revealed

17-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: New film and TV participants include crew from Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Spectre and The Martian.


'Ant-Man' leads UK social media buzz

17-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Marvel’s latest tops chart ahead of release this week.

'Ant-Man', 'Minions' to clash at box office

17-Jul-2015 | By

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s animation Minions has raced to $339.9m and at its current rate will soar past $400m by Sunday.

Peter Mullan

Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden to star in golf drama Tommy’s Honour

17-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

August shoot for drama about golfing pioneer Tom Morris and his son Tommy; Timeless to handle sales.

Men Go To Battle

Film Movement picks up ‘Men Go To Battle’

16-Jul-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired all North American rights to Zachary Treitz’s debut feature and Tribeca 2015 selection.

grace of monaco

‘Grace Of Monaco’ gets Emmy nod


After a brief and tumultuous career as a feature film the Nicole Kidman starrer earned a nomination on Thursday for best television movie.

Patrice Theroux

Patrice Théroux, Leif Bristow move ahead on Shakespeare series

16-Jul-2015 | By

The former head of eOne’s global film operation Patrice Théroux and Leif Bristow of Leif Films have hired My Left Foot screenwriter Shane Connaughton to write The Family Shakespeare.

Century 16 theatre

Guilty verdict for Colorado theatre killer


Prosecutors in Colorado are pushing for the death penalty after James Holmes was found guilty on Thursday of first-degree murder of 12 people during a rampage at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises three years ago.

Richard Armitage

Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Armitage join 'Brain on Fire'

16-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Chloë Grace Moretz stars in drama currently in production in Vancouver.

follow the money

Devilworks to ‘Follow the Money’

16-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Genre sales outfit adds UK doc in push for diversified slate; cuts international deals on genre lineup.


Atia, Hamoud, Shumunov triumph at Jerusalem Pitch Point

16-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Debut feature directors Yossi Atia, Maysaloun Hamoud and Roman Shumunov pick up prizes.

bifan bucheon

BiFan opens as Mers scare fades

16-Jul-2015 | By

Opening film Antoine Bardou-Jacquet’s Moonwalkers sold out 3000-capacity crowd in 8 seconds.

arcade fire

Arcade Fire doc to get autumn release through Arts Alliance

16-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Reflektor Tapes chronicles the making of the band’s 2013 album Reflektor.

Baahubali: The Beginning

Tabaillon to edit 'Baahubali' international cut

16-Jul-2015 | By

Internationally-renowned editor Vincent Tabaillon has joined the crew of Telugu hit Baahubali: The Beginning to oversee the film’s international cut.


Carlos Moreno to direct $5m Black River

15-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The English-language thriller is among several exciting Colombian projects in development revealed to Screendaily at the Bogota Audiovisual Market .

Spike Lee

'Chi-raq' first Amazon Original Movie

15-Jul-2015 | By

Top brass at the digital sleeping giant have confirmed Spike Lee’s film about the inner city violence in Chicago as their first Amazon Original Movie and hinted at an accompanying theatrical release.

Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM)

Industry heads reveal top tips at BAM

15-Jul-2015 | By

Film and festival executives offered insights into how to make projects stand out, gain traction at festivals and achieve box office success.

Two Days One Night

SPHE, Criterion Collection extend home ent deal

15-Jul-2015 | By

The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) on Wednesday announced a multi-year extension to their distribution agreement. 

Claire Denis

Denis, Jia, Holland to lead first TIFF Platform jury

15-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Festival selects trio to judge first competitive section, aimed at ‘auteur films’; Cameron Bailey talks strand.


'Court' among Day For Night acquisitions

15-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court and Dominga Sotomayor’s Mar among trio set for UK/Ire release.

Buffalo Returns

Tribeca Digital Studios, Amex short films get launch date

15-Jul-2015 | By

The partners have teamed up with Morgan Spurlock, Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady plus Gini Reticker on a trio of shorts celebrating entrepreneurs that will go out on VOD, Vimeo and other platforms on July 15.

Jake Gyllenhaal

'Demolition' gets 2016 release

15-Jul-2015 | By

Fox Searchlight announced the release date on Wednesday for Jean-Marc Valleé’s upcoming drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts.

Jesse Chow

Warner Bros, MACCS International strike software distribution pact

15-Jul-2015 | By

The studio has brought its global theatrical distribution operations under one technology platform and licensed MACCS Theatrical Distribution Software to run its North American operation.

Stuart Brown BFI

Stuart Brown appointed BFI head of programme & acquisitions

15-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Brown makes step up from head of events; will help coordinate BFI audience strategy.

The Walking Dead

TV dominates social media at Comic-Con

15-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Batman v Superman topped social media mentions, but was one of only two films to make the top 10; women dominate social media audience.

Tiny Times 4

Youth dramas rule at China box office

15-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Tiny Times 4.0 topped the China box office last week, according to EntGroup figures, grossing $58.39m, while another youth drama, Forever Young, came in second with $41.42m.

Ricki and the Flash

Locarno to open with Demme's 'Flash'; 14 world premieres in main competition

15-Jul-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

World premieres for new films by Athina Rachel Tsangari, Hong Sangsoo, Ben Rivers; Southpaw, Trainwreck among Piazza Grande titles.

open doors

Locarno's Open Doors gets new awards

15-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

MAD Solutions among backers of Maghreb films in Co-pro Lab lineup.


'Baahubali' breaks box office records

14-Jul-2015 | By

Telugu-language epic Baahubali: The Beginning, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, has grossed $20m on its opening weekend in India and broken a string of box office records in both India and the US.

The Noble Family

Fox in talks on 'Marquez Castillo’

14-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: In a tantalising development to emerge from the BAM market in Colombia this week, the studio is in discussions on the period comedy with the team behind Mexican smash The Noble Family.

Lawrence & Holloman

108 Media acquires ‘Lawrence & Holloman’

14-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 108 Media has picked up US rights to the award-winning Canadian comedy and plans a one-week theatrical run in August.

Russell Peters

Russell Peters, Faizon Love join Pelican Point’s ‘Ripped’

14-Jul-2015 | By

Brad Epstein will direct the stand-up comics in the stoner buddy comedy.

Peter Webber

Peter Webber returns to BAM with 'One River' docu-drama

14-Jul-2015 | By

More than 30 film projects in development set to be presented at the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM).

James Andrew Felts

The Industry & Co bolsters staff ranks

14-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The entertainment venture that launched earlier this year as a sister entity to James Andrew Felts and Matthew Shreder’s Concourse Media has announced two key hires.

The Sonics

BOOM! A Film About The Sonics heads to Indiegogo

14-Jul-2015 | By Angela Lee

The makers of the punk band documentary have launched a campaign on the crowdfunding site as they bid to tell the tale of a seminal musical influence little-known outside the US. 

Shlomi Elkabetz

Elkabetz joins Hamoud’s Palestinian party girls

14-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Producer Shlomi Elkabetz is onboard for director Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature.

tom shoval

Shoval’s 'Shake Your Cares Away' takes shape

14-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Director Tom Shoval is planning his second feature, which will shoot in Israel and France.

Sarajevo announces documentary competition titles

14-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Jasmila Žbanic film among 23 competing in doc strand.

the red spider

Polish Days titles announced for New Horizons

14-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Marcin Koszalka’s The Red Spider among 26 titles in local showcase.


SGIFF announces second Southeast Asian Film Lab

14-Jul-2015 | By

Terence Chang, Yong Mun Chee, Sherad Anthony Sanchez to mentor at lab event.

Ip Man Legend is Born

Spackman, NEA launch partnership

14-Jul-2015 | By

Singapore outfit Spackman Entertainment Group teams with Hong Kong-based National Arts Entertainment and Culture Group (NEA).

paz brothers

'JeruZalem' pair plot Nazi revenge thriller

14-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: The Paz brothers are eyeing their first European production, titled Plan A.


Yossi Atia to bring Jaffa Road terror tour work to big screen

14-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Israeli performance artist Yossi Atia revisits Second Intifada a decade later in dark comedy.

Jessica Brown Findlay

Jessica Brown Findlay to star in 'This Beautiful Fantastic'

14-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Principal photography for the film, directed by Simon Aboud, starts this week in London.

amos gitai

Gitai's Rabin film eyes fest path

14-Jul-2015 | By Matt Mueller

Amos Gitai is hoping to screen Rabin: The Last Day at festivals in autumn.

zhovten cinema

Historic Kiev cinema eyes return after arson attack

14-Jul-2015 | By

Zhovten cinema was victim of arson attack during festival’s LGBT sidebar; Baltic to Black Sea development network launched in Odessa.

Bill Lee

Alchemy boosts distribution operations

13-Jul-2015 | By

The distributor announced on Monday corporate acquisitions and a strategic alliance that builds its annual content flow to more than 1,300 films and 3,000 TV episodes.  

Jean Prewitt

IFTA heads extend contracts through 2018

13-Jul-2015 | By

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) announced the news on Monday concerning CEO and president Jean Prewitt and executive vice-president and American Film Market (AFM) managing director Jonathan Wolf.

Dave Saxena

Dave Saxena to lead Broad Green Investments

13-Jul-2015 | By

The executive will serve as Chief Investment Officer of the new private equity and venture capital arm launched by Broad Green Pictures.

Forrest Lucas

Forrest Lucas, Ali Afshar launch ESX Entertainment


The founder and owner of Lucas Oil Products, cable network MAVTV, Lucas Cattle Company and the naming rights to the Indianapolis Colts’ Stadium Lucas Oil Stadium has teamed on the entertainment venture with the professional racecar driver, actor and producer.


Universal scores historic treble at UK box office

13-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Distributor becomes the first to record the first, second and third chart positions, as Minions holds off Ted 2.

Stuart Ford

IM Global Television launches distribution arm

13-Jul-2015 | By

Eli Shibley has joined from Electus as president of international distribution and co-productions.

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Jerusalem 2015: Screen's dailies


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Takeshi Kitano

Wayne Wang, Takeshi Kitano wrap 'While The Women Are Sleeping'

13-Jul-2015 | By

Director Wang talks to ScreenDaily about working with Takeshi Kitano.

Chen Kaige, 'Monk Comes Down The Mountain'

13-Jul-2015 | By

Chinese director Chen Kaige talks to Liz Shackleton about balancing commercial and creative concerns in the world’s fastest-growing film market.

Green Room

Jeremy Saunier’s 'Green Room' wins at Neuchatel

13-Jul-2015 | By

Also… Chris Carter reopens The X-Files and Sion Sono discusses his Fukushima-set sci-fi.

Bob and the Trees Karlovy Vary

'Bob And The Trees' wins at Karlovy Vary

13-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include documentary Mallory from Helena Treštíková.

Snowfort Pictures

Snowfort Pictures hires three to boost production

13-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Production company behind Cheap Thrills and Oscar shortlisted Jodorowsky’s Dune hires three.

Talya Lavie

Israel's Spiro Films readies Lavie, Bergman, Moaz

13-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Spiro chief Eitan Mansuri will be in Toronto with final draft of Lavie’s The Current Love Of My Life.


'Darkroom' wins Jerusalem's Sam Spiegel prize

13-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Israeli film-maker Itamar Alcalay’s Darkroom, revolving around a young gay Armenian man forced into an arranged marriage, has won the top $50,000 prize at the Sam Spiegel International Film Lab’s pitching event.

Sarajevo Film Festival

Talents Sarajevo unveils 2015 line-up

13-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Names include actors, directors and producers.


‘Minions’ leaps to top of US on $115.2m

12-Jul-2015 | By

The Universal bandwagon rolled on as Minions - its Despicable Me spin-off with Illumination Entertainment - delivered the second biggest animated launch ever at the North American box office.


‘Minions’ takes over the world

12-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 13: The Despicable Me spin-off grossed a confirmed $130.7m from 56 territories after launching top in 29 of 30 new regions to reach $287.8m.


Greek film industry reeling from Eurozone crisis

12-Jul-2015 | By

Greek distributors and exhibitors face uncertainty as the country’s financial future hangs in the balance.

Disney hits $2bn at int'l box office

12-Jul-2015 | By

This marks the fastest time Walt Disney Studios has accomplished the feat, overturning the previous mark set last year on August 30.

Philippe Lacote

Lacote to direct street-gang drama 'Zama'

12-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Run director explores post-war Ivory Coast.

‘Star Wars’ panel feels the Force

11-Jul-2015 | By

As has happened so often in recent years, a Disney-owned property delivered a Comic-Con show-stopper as JJ Abrams rounded off Friday’s Star Wars love-fest by inviting the entire 6,000-plus capacity of Hall H to a live concert.

The Hateful Eight

Tarantino teases TV ambitions

11-Jul-2015 | By

COMIC-CON: Quentin Tarantino hinted at a possible move into television as he riffed on one of his bête noires – digital filmmaking – during Saturday’s The Hateful Eight panel.


'X-Men', 'Deadpool' delight Hall H

11-Jul-2015 | By

COMIC-CON: Fox executives love their traditional end-of-day slot at Comic-Con and kept their appointment with the early evening crowd to good effect in a raucous finale to Saturday’s Hall H programme.

Batman v Superman Dawn Of Justice

Warner Bros lights up San Diego

11-Jul-2015 | By

COMIC-CON: Warner Bros set the bar high with the first Hall H session of Saturday, unleashing a slick and loud session that suggested it has begun to execute on a long-term strategy to exploit the treasures that lie within the DC Comics vaults.

Crimson Peak poster

Del Toro: 'Crimson Peak' is my most beautiful film


COMIC-CON: In a typically passionate yet uncharacteristically expletive-free panel during Saturday’s Legendary session, Guillermo del Toro showed footage from his upcoming ghost story.

'Game Of Thrones' cast reflect on roles

11-Jul-2015 | By

COMIC-CON: The panellists from HBO’s smash series took to the hallowed Hall H on Friday with their hands – and mouths – tied.

john turturro

Turturro delivers masterclass in Jerusalem

11-Jul-2015 | By Matt Mueller

The actor spoke about working with Michael Cimino, William Friedkin and Woody Allen in a masterclass at Jerusalem Film Festival.


Italian film and TV industry launches Rome-based market

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

International audiovisual market MIA to to held during Rome Film Festival.

Oded Davidoff

Davidoff preps Jerusalem news community farce

10-Jul-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

English-language farce revolves around correspondent who stages ISIS-style kidnapping in bid to stay in Jerusalem.


‘Minions’, ‘Genisys’ eye big weekend

10-Jul-2015 | By

Universal and Illumination’s Minions has reached $159m and will vie for international supremacy this weekend with Paramount and Skydance Productions’ sci-fi reboot.

Miri Regev

Israeli culture minister jeered at Jerusalem Film Festival

10-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Israel’s minister for culture and sport Miri Regev jeered during speech.

Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif dies aged 83

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Actor best known for roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago.

Dear White People

BFI backs 'Dear White People' theatrical release

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Support follows change of distribution strategy for the Sundance award winner.

Taxi Driver

MUBI, Sony Pictures Television strike content deal

10-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Online service inks first major studio deal; titles include Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove, Snatch.

Jamie Dornan

Jamie Dornan talks war movie 'Anthropoid'

10-Jul-2015 | By Laurence Boyce

Fifty Shades of Grey star joined by director Sean Ellis at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.


Luc Besson talks ‘Valerian’ plans

10-Jul-2015 | By

The French filmmaker and EuropaCorp head flew into Comic-Con on Thursday for a rare and deeply personal presentation that featured concept art from his upcoming $180m space opera.


EU project spotlights Arab women filmmakers

10-Jul-2015 | By

Arab women filmmakers will be one of the key priorities in a new European Union-backed initiative, the MedFilm Programme, for the South Mediterranean countries from Morocco to Syria.


'Ivy' wins best film at East End fest

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include documentary Welcome To Leith.


Karlovy Vary launches distribution label with 'Youth'

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New label to distribute international titles in the Czech Republic.

Emma Greenwood

Way To Blue hires eOne's Emma Greenwood

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Greenwood joins global communications agency as UK publicity director.

Terminator Genisys

Terminator blows away rivals on social media

10-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Magic Magic and Ant-Man no contest for Arnie sequel.

Jennifer Lawrence and Bill Murray

Jennifer Lawrence, Bill Murray wow Comic-Con

9-Jul-2015 | By

Two pop culture superstars took part in separate panels in the legendary Hall H for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and Rock The Kasbah as the San Diego jamboree got underway on Thursday.

Dominic Cooper

Dominic Cooper replaces Henry Cavill in ‘Stratton’

9-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Full cast for GFM Films-produced action thriller to also include Harry Potter star Tom Felton and Whiplash’s Austin Stowell; SquareOne takes German rights.

La Dolce Vita

Fellini estate clear new 'La Dolce Vita' film

9-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Modern take on classic film in the pipeline from AMBI Group.

Abramorama to re-release ‘Montage Of Heck’

9-Jul-2015 | By

Richard Abramowitz’s distribution platform will release Brett Morgen’s documentary in select US theatres on August 7.

Marc Danon

Marc Danon to oversee acquisitions at Broad Green

9-Jul-2015 | By

The company has hired the former Lionsgate senior executive as president of acquisitions and co-productions.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute Native Filmmakers Lab selects two

9-Jul-2015 | By

Razelle Benally and Randi LeClair will take part in the Lab, set to run in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from July 10-14.

Films of City Frames

Armani's Films Of City Frames partners with BFI London Film Festival

9-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Project supports new film talent from leading international film schools.

Matthew Greenfield

Production duo rise at Fox Searchlight

8-Jul-2015 | By

The studio’s president of production Claudia Lewis has promoted Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum to executive vice-presidents of production, effective immediately. 

Downward To The Earth

Humanoids, sci-fi icon strike deal

8-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The LA-based graphic novel publisher has made its latest move in an aggressive push into film and TV, teaming on the eve of Comic-Con with multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Robert Silverberg.


UPI sets $3bn industry record

8-Jul-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International (UPI) has reached the $3bn ticket sales milestone faster than any other studio in history, obliterating the previous mark set by Fox International in October 2014.

Paramount Pictures

Paramount, AMC in windows pact

8-Jul-2015 | By

In the boldest move yet by a studio and exhibition partner to challenge the traditional distribution structure, Paramount has struck a revenue-share deal with AMC Theatres and Canada’s Cineplex Entertainment that will see it roll-out two autumn releases digitally 17 days after the films dip below 300 theatres.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page to star in ‘Lioness’

8-Jul-2015 | By

The actress will play a US Marine in the drama inspired by the real-life female soldiers who deployed alongside Special Forces under the Lioness Program.

Andre Picard

André Picard earns NFB stripes

8-Jul-2015 | By

The former director general of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Program has been named its director general, creation and innovation.


'Everest' to open Venice Film Festival

8-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Mountaineering drama starring Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal to world premiere at Venice.

Rhys Meyers

Drama 'London Town' underway in UK

8-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Shoot underway in London on drama featuring Jonathan Rhys Meyers as frontman for The Clash, Joe Strummer.

Monk Comes Down The Mountain

Chen Kaige’s 'Monk' tops China box office

8-Jul-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Chen Kaige’s Monk Comes Down The Mountain topped the China box office last week, grossing $38.25m in it opening four days, according to EntGroup figures.


'Park' wins Karlovy Vary's works in progress prize

8-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Drama set in a decaying contemporary Greece wins prize.

Secret Cinema The Empire Strikes Back

Live cinema report in the works

8-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Research will explore the growing live cinema industry in the UK.

The Tribe

Odessa presents new projects by Slaboshpytskiy, Mansky, Bartas

8-Jul-2015 | By

New film from The Tribe director among projects at Odessa.


Cinema On The Edge to show banned Chinese films

8-Jul-2015 | By

Organisers behind a New York-based festival highlighting films from the Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF) that fell foul of local authorities have turned to Kickstarter.

Future Frames

Future Frames spotlights emerging filmmakers at Karlovy Vary

8-Jul-2015 | By Laurence Boyce

New Karlovy Vary programme showcases European film school talent.

Michael Cimino

Michael Cimino to receive Locarno award

8-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Deer Hunter director to receive Pardo d’onore.

Guiding Lights 2015

Guiding Lights selects 2015 candidates

8-Jul-2015 | By Madison Antus

Fifteen candidates selected from 250 scheme applicants; previous mentees include Laura Hastings-Smith.

Chris Miller Phil Lord

Christopher Miller, Phil Lord board Han Solo film

7-Jul-2015 | By

The red-hot writer-directors behind The LEGO Movie and 22 Jump Street will direct the next episode in the anthology series of Star Wars films set to open on May 25, 2018.

Barry Ward to star in ‘Never Walk Alone’

7-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The star of last weekend’s US release Jimmy’s Hall from Ken Loach has come aboard KPI Entertainment and Deadpan Pictures’ Ireland-set contemporary generational drama.

Chloe Moretz

Broad Green, Denver & Delilah, Foundation team on ‘Brain On Fire’

7-Jul-2015 | By

Screen LA Star Of Tomorrow Gerard Barrett will direct the adaptation of Susannah Cahalan’s memoir to star Chloë Grace Moretz.


Academy publishes 2015-16 deadlines

7-Jul-2015 | By

Submissions for the foreign language category in the 88th Academy Awards are due by 5pm PT on October 1.

Ryan Kavanaugh

Relativity moves back ‘Masterminds’

7-Jul-2015 | By

The crime caper starring Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis moves back two months to October 9.

Attack on Titan

Fantasia to close with 'Attack on Titan'

7-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Montreal’s genre film festival to showcase 135 features and almost 300 shorts across its three-week run from July 14-Aug 4.

Kai Wessel

StudioCanal to sell Nazi euthanasia drama 'Fog In August'

7-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: StudioCanal to handle world sales on Kai Wessel’s wartime drama.

Elizabeth Williams

Signature appoints head of acquisitions, head of marketing

7-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sky Movies exec joins UK distributor.

BFI launches Britain On Film archive

7-Jul-2015 | By

Thousands of unseen films digitised and made available online including world’s earliest home movies; new film commissioned from Penny Woolcock.

Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary: Space missions, Greek dramas among works in progress

7-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Central and Eastern European projects seeking finance, distribution and festival partners have been presented to industry at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Cinedigm dates ‘A Brave Heart’

7-Jul-2015 | By Angela Lee

The SXSW audience award-winning documentary will open nationwide on September 25.


Virgin Produced, Infinitum Nihil, City Entertainment ready ‘Muscle Shoals’ TV series

7-Jul-2015 | By

Richard Branson, Jason Felts and Justin Berfield’s Virgin Produced, City Entertainment’s Joshua D Maurer and Alixandre Witlin and Johnny Depp and Christi Dembrowski’s Infinitum Nihil will produce the drama series inspired by Greg Camalier’s Sundance 2013 documentary.

Jeremy Baxter

Jeremy Baxter joins Riverstone Pictures

7-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Pinewood exec joins finance and production outfit, backers of Genius and Sleepless Night.


Film London to host Rio Production Forum

7-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

London-based industry figures to meet South American producers at new event.

Beasts Of No Nation

Netflix sets release dates for first original movies

7-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Bleecker Street to partner with Netflix to distribute Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation theatrically.

Jerry Weintraub

'Karate Kid' producer Jerry Weintraub dead at 77

6-Jul-2015 | By

The producer of The Karate Kid and the Danny Ocean franchise who won an Emmy in 2013 for Behind The Candelabra has died of a heart attack in Santa Barbara.

Catalyst Capital in $320m Relativity bailout

6-Jul-2015 | By

Ryan Kavanaugh will remain CEO and chairman of his embattled entertainment company after it emerged on Monday that he had struck a deal with the Toronto-based distressed asset specialist.

Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon

Magnolia acquires National Lampoon doc

6-Jul-2015 | By

The deal for Sundance 2015 selection Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story Of The National Lampoon excludes television rights.

'Amy' sets new record; 'Minions' tops UK box office

6-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Terminator Genisys lands with $5.9m (£3.8m), as Warner Bros’ Magic Mike XXL posts $2.4m (£1.5m) debut.

Andrew Renzi

'Franny' director Andrew Renzi plots next films

6-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Upcoming projects include a ‘reimagining’ of Billy Wilder classic Sunset Boulevard.

Milan Popelka Douglas E Hansen

US financiers talk China, TV opportunities in Karlovy Vary

6-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The growing business opportunities afforded by China and the TV sector were among subjects discussed by US finance heavyweights FilmNation and Endgame Entertainment during an industry panel at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).

For Some Inexplicable Reason

'For Some Inexplicable Reason' wins Grand Prix at VOICES 

6-Jul-2015 | By

Germany’s Burhan Qurbani wins best director prize for We Are Strong. We Are Young.

Kang Soo youn

Busan fest names actress Kang Soo-youn co-director

6-Jul-2015 | By

Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) Organization Committee has confirmed veteran actress Kang Soo-youn as festival co-director today at a special assembly in Busan City Hall.

The Harder They Come

trinidad+tobago fest unveils first 2015 films

6-Jul-2015 | By

Top brass at the 2015 trinidad+tobago film festival (ttff) said on Monday they have selected ten classic Caribbean films in the first programming wave of this year’s edition.

'45 Years', 'Son Of Saul' among LUX Prize finalists

6-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Other finalists shortlisted for distribution support include Rams; audience winner also revealed at Karlovy Vary event.

Seetha Kumar

Seetha Kumar named Creative Skillset CEO

6-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Former BBC exec to replace Dinah Caine.

Outdoor screening

Film Hub London to invest $170,000 in audience growth

6-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Film Hub London, the exhibitor network managed by Film London, unveils plans for its second year.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Indiana Jones set for Royal Albert Hall debut

6-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Screening to mark 35th anniversary will include John Williams’ score performed live.

Terminator Genisys

'Terminator Genisys' king on $73.3m

5-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 6: Terminator: Genisys usurped two of Universal’s heavy hitters to rule the international and global box office. Jurassic World became the fifth biggest global release in history and Disney crossed $3bn worldwide in a new speed record for the studio.

‘Inside Out’ rules July Fourth weekend on $29.8m

5-Jul-2015 | By

UPDATED JULY 6: Disney/Pixar’s latest release usurped the Universal behemoth over the July Fourth holiday weekend in North America.

Avengers Age of Ultron

Disney hits $3bn worldwide

5-Jul-2015 | By

The studio reached the milestone on June 30 in its fastest time, powered by Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Inside Out and Cinderella.

Hello Kitty

'Hello Kitty' movie set for 2019 release

3-Jul-2015 | By

Japanese character and lifestyle business Sanrio is planning to launch a Hello Kitty movie for global release in 2019.

A Dream of Iron

KOFIC launches reformed arthouse film support initiative

3-Jul-2015 | By

In reaction to protests from specialist exhibitors, the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) has announced it is going ahead with the launch of a new support programme for arthouse film distribution.

Nicolo Donato

'Brotherhood' director readies wartime movie about Danish Jews

3-Jul-2015 | By Screen staff

Nicolo Donato’s feature about the escape of Danish Jews in 1943 to star Danica Curcic and David Dencik among others.

Jerome Holder and Jonathan Pryce in Dough

Menemsha takes Umedia's 'Dough' for North America

3-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Culinary drama stars Jonathan Pryce.

Terminator Genisys

Tentpoles primed for int'l clash

3-Jul-2015 | By

JULY 3 UPDATE: Jurassic World faces its sternest test yet as Terminator Genisys leaps to an early $28m heading into its first major weekend. Inside Out continues to build momentum and crosses $300m worldwide.

The Reflecting Skin

Soda acquires cult classic 'The Reflecting Skin'

3-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Philip Ridley’s 1990 horror featured Viggo Mortensen in one of his first starring roles.

Li’l Quinquin

Motovun fest plans French, Danish focuses

3-Jul-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Main programme to include Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster and Carol Morley’s The Falling.

Magic Mike XXL

'Magic Mike' terminated on social media chart

3-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Terminator Genisys tops chart ahead of release.


Film4 FrightFest scores 20 world premieres

2-Jul-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

The 16th edition of genre film festival unveils full line-up.

Oliver Hirschbiegel

'Downfall' director plans First World War drama

2-Jul-2015 | By

After making two high profile movies set during the Hitler years, Downfall director Oliver Hirschbiegel is hatching plans for a new film that will unfold during the First World War.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe's 'level playing field' plans under fire

2-Jul-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Plans by the European Commission (EC) to create a level playing field between high and low production capacity countries in its Creative Europe MEDIA sub-programme have come increasingly under fire from film distributors in the larger EU Member States.

Captain Webb

'Captain Webb' set for August release

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New images also released of the feature centred on the first person to successfully swim the English Channel.

Rasmus Heisterberg

Heisterberg begins 'In The Blood' shoot

2-Jul-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Marks directorial debut for Danish screenwriter behind A Royal Affair and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Dressed As A Girl

Peccadillo secures 'Dressed As A Girl' for UK

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Colin Rothbart’s documentary explores east London’s alternative drag scene.


Heretic Outreach acquires 'Babai'

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Kosovar film to play in competition at Karlovy Vary.

Ben Mendelsohn to present 'Mississippi Grind' at Karlovy Vary

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Feature debuted at Sundance Film Festival.

Tom Avison

3 Mills Studios expands team

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Two senior appointments made at London-based studios.

The Double

Molinare acquires Hackenbacker

2-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Audio facility recently worked on Richard Ayoade’s The Double.


‘Monopoly’ passes Go for Hasbro, Lionsgate

1-Jul-2015 | By

The studio has struck a deal with the toy manufacturer to adapt the beloved board game and has brought on Andrew Niccol.

Solomon Nwabueze

Creative England appoints director of content

1-Jul-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Former FremantleMedia executive Solomon Nwabueze to spearhead commercial push.

Hong Sangsoo Andrzej Zulawski

Locarno secures Hong, Zulawski world premieres

1-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New films from South Korean and Polish directors to play in international competition.


Image captures US rights to ‘Uncaged’

1-Jul-2015 | By

The RLJ Entertainment brand has acquired first-time filmmaker Daniel Robbins’ genre tale.

Billy Elliot

Event cinema revenue grows 35%

1-Jul-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New report reveals the growing sector was worth nearly $300m in 2014.


Jerusalem announces Israeli films line-up

1-Jul-2015 | By Tom Grater

Titles in the Feature and Documentary Film competitions unveiled.

Bloodsucking Bastards

Scream Factory Films sets ‘Bloodsucking Bastards’ US release

1-Jul-2015 | By

The genre theatrical imprint of Shout! Factory will open the film in select cinemas across top US markets and on VOD on September 4.

Oleg Sentsov

Oleg Sentsov trial “not before end of July”

30-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The trial of the detained Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is expected “not before the end of July”, according to his cousin Natalja Kaplan.

Christine McCarthy

Disney promotes two senior executives

30-Jun-2015 | By

The Walt Disney Company hierarchy has named Christine McCarthy senior executive vice-president and Chief Financial Officer and Kevin Mayer senior executive vice president and Chief Strategy Officer, effective immediately.

Alain de Greef

Canal Plus co-founder Alain de Greef dies

30-Jun-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Creator of iconic French TV programmes such as Les Guignols de l’Info loses battle with cancer.

Beast MG launches 'Paranormal Activity' VR game

30-Jun-2015 | By

Industry veteran Alex Barder and his partner Russell Naftal at Burbank-based entertainment company Beast Media Group are lining up a virtual reality game based on the horror franchise.

Sundance Institute

Sundance Institute unveils Music and Sound Design Lab fellows

30-Jun-2015 | By Angela Lee

Independent artists Kris Bowers, Germaine Franco, Danielle Eva Schwob and Jeremy Turner are among the select few for this summer’s Music and Sound Design Labs held at Skywalker Ranch in northern California.

Pinewood Studios

'Star Wars', 'Spectre' boost Pinewood revenue to record high

30-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Annual results show revenue increased by more than £10m year-on-year.

Julie Candelaria

Gravitas Ventures adds marketing, PR brass

30-Jun-2015 | By

Julie Candelaria has been promoted to svp of marketing for Gravitas Ventures, while AJ Feuerman has been added to the team as director of public relations and Nancy Sanchez joins as marketing manager.


UK creative industries see employment growth

30-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

DCMS report highlights BAME gains but gender imbalance in industries.

Edinburgh film fest figures up 9%

30-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Edinburgh International Film Festival tops 50,000 admissions.

Errol Morris

Errol Morris to compile IDFA top 10

30-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

US documentary director to also be subject of a retrospective.

Attack On Titan

FUNimation picks up 'Attack On Titan'

30-Jun-2015 | By

Toho’s highly-anticipated live action manga adaptation to receive world premiere in Los Angeles

'Jurassic World' retains top spot in China

30-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World reigned over the China box office for the third week straight last week, passing the $200m benchmark, and holding off local opener Hollywood Adventures, produced by Justin Lin.

Paul Dano

Tadmor, Cold Iron ready ‘Swiss Army Man’

29-Jun-2015 | By

Paul Dano, riding high on critical acclaim for his portrayal of Brian Wilson in Love & Mercy, will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe and Mary Elizabeth Winstead in the surreal drama.

Barry Gordon

XLrator, Parkside, Tadross unveil pact

29-Jun-2015 | By

XLrator Media, Parkside Pictures and Tadross Media Group have signed a multi-film production slate that the parties will jointly produce and distribute worldwide.

Los Cabos International Film Festival

Cabos In Progress to offer $185,000 in prizes

29-Jun-2015 | By

The Los Cabos International Film Festival initiative will present five awards at this year’s event, set to run from November 11-15 in Mexico.

Tina Fey

Tina Fey talk on PBNY roster

29-Jun-2015 | By

The writer and performer will take part in the “Conversations With…” series during the one-day Produced By New York conference run by the Producers Guild Of America on October 24.

Stand Clear of The Closing Doors

‘Stand Clear’ earns El Foro slot

29-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Fleischner’s drama will screen in the prestigious annual round-up by Mexico’s Cineteca Nacional as it emerged that sales agent Curator Films has secured a Mexican distribution deal.


'Minions' ends Jurassic era at UK box office with $18.1m debut

29-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

It’s a Universal one-two at the top of the chart as Jurassic World becomes year’s biggest film with $76.8m (£48.9m) haul to date.

francis ford coppola

Francis Ford Coppola to head Marrakech jury

29-Jun-2015 | By Tom Grater

The Godfather director will lead the jury at the 15th Marrakech International Film Festival.

Claire Denis

Claire Denis, Zadie Smith, Wild Bunch on space mission

29-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: French director’s first English-language film is set in space; artist Olafur Eliasson among collaborators.


'Minions' tops social media buzz

29-Jun-2015 | By Tom Grater

The animated spin-off sequel topped Entourage and Terminator Genysis

Royal Variety Performance

Entertainment charity EABF changes name, expands remit

29-Jun-2015 | By Madison Antus

Charity founded in 1908 alters name to reflect changes within organisation, expands remit to support disadvantaged youth entering industry.

Jurassic World

'Jurassic' rules int'l on $84.3m

28-Jun-2015 | By

UPDATED JUNE 29: Jurassic World stayed top of the global food chain for the third consecutive session as a confirmed $84.3m from 66 territories propelled the international tally to $745.5m and combined with a confirmed $500.4m in North America for $1.246bn worldwide.

‘Jurassic World’ crosses $500m in US

28-Jun-2015 | By

UPDATED JUNE 29: Universal’s global smash held on to pole position in its third weekend and used a confirmed $54.5m to become the fifth film to cross the half-billion mark.

The Hateful Eight

Village Roadshow circles ‘The Hateful Eight’

26-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor is believed to be close to an Australian deal for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western as the director and cast prepare to hit Comic-Con next month.

Wide UK contingent invited to join Academy

26-Jun-2015 | By

Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Oyelowo, Daniel Radcliffe, Rosamund Pike, Tom Hardy and Martin Freeman are among 322 artists and executives invited to become members of the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences.

Elizabeth Karlsen

Elizabeth Karlsen to deliver Strategic Partners keynote

26-Jun-2015 | By

The Carol producer will take centre stage when the 18th edition of the co-production market within Canada’s Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax opens on September 17.


'Losers' triumphs in Moscow

26-Jun-2015 | By

Veteran Bulgarian actor Ivaylo Hristov’s third feature film as director, the coming-of-age tale Losers, won the Golden St. George Prize for best film on Friday at the 37th edition of the Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), which ran from June 19-26.

45 years

Edinburgh 2015 winners revealed

26-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film goes to Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.

Marina Cordoni

Marina Cordoni to sell ‘The Tailor’s Apprentice’

26-Jun-2015 | By

Toronto-based Marina Cordoni Entertainment will represent international sales on Jeff Lehman’s The Tailor’s Apprentice.

Daniel-Konrad Cooper

Burn, Burn, Burn producer joins Bill Kenwright Films

26-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Staff addition forms part of production push for London outfit.

Locarno gets investment boost

26-Jun-2015 | By

Festival gets five-year commitment from regional government.

Punters Prayer

One Eyed bets on ‘Prayer’

26-Jun-2015 | By Tom Grater

EXCLUSIVE: Sales deal for UK comedy crime-drama with Dexter Fletcher among cast.

Woody Harrelson talks Rampart at LFF 2011

Fox Searchlight starts ‘Wilson’ shoot

25-Jun-2015 | By

President of production Claudia Lewis announced on Thursday that principal photography has begun in Minnesota on Craig Johnson’s follow-up to The Skeleton Twins starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern.

Yukiyoshi Ozawa

Yukiyoshi Ozawa joins ‘The Forest’

25-Jun-2015 | By

The Japanese film and television star makes his English-language debut in Lava Bear Films’ supernatural thriller, currently in production in Japan.

Chris McGurk

Cinedigm, Shout! Factory strengthen ties

25-Jun-2015 | By

Cinedigm Corp has acquired a minority stake as the partners prepare to relaunch Shout! Factory’s AVOD OTT channel Shout! Factory TV.

Uncle Kent 2

Factory 25, Fandor to release seven

25-Jun-2015 | By

The independent distributor and streaming service announced at BAMcinemaFest they will partner on the slate.

Cherry Tree

'Cherry Tree', 'Tales of Halloween' to bookend FrightFest

25-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Both films to receive their European premieres at this year’s 16th edition; FrightFest co-director Alan Jones reflects on the festival’s first year at the Vue and what’s to come.

Sarajevo CineLink

Sarajevo CineLink selection revealed

25-Jun-2015 | By Vladan Petkovic

Tinatin Kajrishvili, Aida Begic, Hüseyin Karabey films among lineup.

'Jurassic World' soars past $650m

25-Jun-2015 | By

Universal Pictures International executives anticipate another mighty session as the behemoth heads into its third weekend, already well past $1bn worldwide.


eOne to boost regional drama

25-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Entertainment One (eOne) and Creative England will plough a combined £500,000 into regional drama development as they bid to unearth a hit on the scale of Broadchurch.

Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation

Alibaba to invest in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

25-Jun-2015 | By

China’s Alibaba Pictures is making its first move into Hollywood, partnering with Paramount Pictures on Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation.

TIDE launches festival-VOD scheme with Mark Cousins film

25-Jun-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Films will launch at European festivals and on VOD platforms.


Academy revises Oscars rules for 2016 show

24-Jun-2015 | By

Under new rules, qualifying producers for a best picture nominee must be eligible for a Producers Guild Of America award for the film or have appealed the PGA’s refusal of such eligibility. 

Sundance NEXT FEST unveils line-up

24-Jun-2015 | By

Top brass at the Los Angeles event set to run from August 7-9 in Los Angeles have announced the film and music roster.


Cinedigm acquires ‘Meadowland’

24-Jun-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired all North American rights to the recent Tribeca world premiere about the psychological toll of a tragedy on a New York couple.

AP McCoy

eOne rides with Tony McCoy doc

24-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Doc about champion jockey to get UK-Ire cinema release later this year.


Todd Solondz’s ‘Wiener-Dog’ starts shoot

24-Jun-2015 | By

Annapurna Pictures has commenced principal photography in New York City on the drama that will feature characters from the director’s 1995 cult release Welcome To The Dollhouse.

Anthony Quintal

Beachside Films, Gilbert Films to produce ‘Miss Stevens’

24-Jun-2015 | By

Lily Rabe, Timothee Chalamet, Lili Reinhart and Anthony Quintal star in Julia Hart’s feature directorial debut, which has commenced production in California.

seth laderman

Lionsgate appoints Seth Laderman to head Comic-Con SVOD service

24-Jun-2015 | By

The multi-platform production executive has been hired as evp and general manager of the service that Lionsgate and Comic-Con International announced recently.

Torrey DeVItto

Production begins in New York state on ‘Amy Makes Three’

24-Jun-2015 | By Angela Lee

Torrey DeVitto of The Vampire Diaries, Mike Doyle and Ursula Parker have joined Monolith Pictures’ psychological thriller that has commenced principal photography in Dutchess County in upstate New York.

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington join ‘Brimstone’

24-Jun-2015 | By Tom Grater

Principal photography is underway in Europe on Martin Koolhoven thriller.

UK deal for Silva's Nasty Baby

24-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Network takes UK rights to Sebastián Silva drama, co-starring Kristen Wiig and Tunde Adebimpe.

Andrey Silvestrov

Silvestrov's 'The Ice Hole' wins Screen's first Moscow prize

24-Jun-2015 | By

Producer-director Andrey Silvestrov’s The Ice Hole was named the winner of the first Screen International Best Pitch Award at the Moscow Business Square (MBS).

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie, Harry Enfield join 'Swallows and Amazons'

24-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Principal photography underway in the UK on book adaptation.

Noma My Perfect Storm

Buyers dine with TrustNordisk's 'Noma' doc

24-Jun-2015 | By Madison Antus

TrustNordisk sells foodie documentary to Germany, Austria, Korea, Benelux.

Matt Kaplan

Matt Kaplan to head Awesomeness Films

23-Jun-2015 | By

AwesomenessTV is ramping up its film business in the wake of the 2014 social success of Expelled and has brought on the Chapter One Films founder as president of Awesomeness Films.

Tom Holland cast as Spider-Man; Jon Watts to direct

23-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Star of The Impossible is a former Screen Star of Tomorrow.

Amazon Studios, Bleecker Street buy ‘Elvis & Nixon’

23-Jun-2015 | By

Ted Hope’s expanding team at the digital platform alongside Andrew Karpen’s fledgling distributor have snapped up US rights with the latter in line to handle the theatrical release.

Benedict Cumberbatch's 'Hamlet' in Event Cinema first

23-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Shakespeare adaptation will become the first ever live 4K broadcast to multiple cinemas under Sony, Vue and NT Live partnership.

Tim Palen

Marketing guru Tim Palen rises at Lionsgate

23-Jun-2015 | By

The long-standing executive has been named Chief Brand Officer and president of worldwide marketing.

Life on the Road

Open Road acquires Ricky Gervais' 'Life On The Road'

23-Jun-2015 | By

Worldwide sales agent eOne Features has struck a US deal on Ricky Gervais’ comedy charting the post-The Office life of mockumentary sensation David Brent.

Ralph Fiennes Rudolf Nureyev

Ralph Fiennes to direct Rudolf Nureyev drama

23-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: David Hare script to be produced by Philomena producer and BBC Films.

Jurassic World

Marketing the 'Jurassic' beast

23-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Universal heads orchestrated a precisely calibrated marketing campaign in support of the release that played a critical role in driving the tentpole past $1bn worldwide in record time on Monday.

The Walking Dead

eOne, Creative England partner on drama slate

23-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

The Walking Dead distributor and UK funding body launch slate for regional producers.

Uni soars past $3.8bn box office

23-Jun-2015 | By

Worldwide tickets sales for the year-to-date reached a new high for the studio of $3.819bn on Monday.

Only You

China Lion takes IM Global trio

23-Jun-2015 | By

China Lion Film Distribution has acquired rights for North America, Australia and New Zealand to three titles handled by IM Global – Only You, The Wasted Times and Mr Six.

Kathleen Kennedy

Kathleen Kennedy joins USC film school board

23-Jun-2015 | By

The Lucasfilm president has joined the board of councilors of the USC School Of Cinematic Arts.

SPL2: A Time For Consequences

Jurassic World, SPL2 top China box office

23-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World chomped through another $68.49m to top the China box office last week, although local action thriller SPL2: A Time For Consequences opened strongly with $43.36m.

James Horner

'Titanic' composer James Horner dies in plane crash

23-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UPDATED JUNE 23: Hollywood composer also wrote the soundtracks to Avatar, Braveheart and the upcoming Southpaw.

Liza Marshall & Kris Thykier

Warp Films' Alex Marshall named Archery Pictures COO

23-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exec joins Liza Marshall and Kris Thykier’s growing company.

Ellen Page

‘Tallulah’ begins NYC shoot

23-Jun-2015 | By

Tammy Blanchard and Zachary Quinto are among a slew of new cast to join Route One Entertainment and Ocean Blue Entertainment’s dramatic comedy Tallulah, which has begun shooting in New York City.

Geena Davis

Geena Davis to launch gender inequality event at London Film Festival

23-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Partnership struck between Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media, Women In Film And Television (UK) and BFI London Film Festival

Marc Forster

Marc Forster boards Stanley Kubrick war script

22-Jun-2015 | By

The Downslope will be the first in a trilogy that producers Lauren Selig, Barry Levine and Reneé Wolfe are planning based on the iconic director’s unproduced original 1956 screenplay.

Ken Loach

'Dark Horse' director Louise Osmond boards Ken Loach documentary

22-Jun-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: BBC Films and BFI also set to board as core funders on theatrical documentary.

‘Jurassic World’ hits $1bn global

22-Jun-2015 | By

Universal and Legendary’s juggernaut will become the fastest film in history to reach the milestone on Monday, its 13th day in release.

6 Years

The Orchard strikes Duplass Brothers deal

22-Jun-2015 | By

In a significant statement of its ambitions to forge ties with a stable of regular collaborators, the distributor has closed a deal with Duplass Brothers Productions on worldwide theatrical and ancillary rights to seven titles.

Dear White People

'Dear White People': will the UK listen to race comedy?

22-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Well-received race and identity comedy Dear White People marks the first acquisition for The New Black Film Collective but the film faces significant challenges in the UK.

Independence Day Resurgence

'Independence Day' sequel title unveiled

22-Jun-2015 | By

Roland Emmerich’s follow-up to his 1996 blockbuster that launched the film career of Will Smith will be called Independence Day Resurgence.

Richard Gere

Richard Gere to receive Karlovy Vary honour

22-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Festival to open with Gere-starrer Time Out Of Mind. Other guests include Harvey Keitel, 50 Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan and George A. Romero.

Dynamite: A 60's Love Story

BGP acquires 'Dynamite: A 60's Love Story'

22-Jun-2015 | By

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to drama-thriller Dynamite: A 60’s Love Story starring Ian Harding and Evanna Lynch.

Andrey Zvyagintsev and Sophie Marceau

'Night Watchman' wins top prize in Shanghai

22-Jun-2015 | By

Pierre Jolivet’s France-Belgium co-production The Night Watchman won best feature in the Golden Goblet competition of this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival (June 13-21), while Cao Baoping’s The Dead End won best director and actor.

'Jurassic World' retains UK box office lead

22-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel records second biggest second weekend ever with $17.6m (£11.1m); ScreenLive Entertainment’s Take That Live sets new record for biggest one-night-only concert event.

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor admits he is not a 'Star Wars' fanatic

22-Jun-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EDINBURGH: Scottish actor gives talk about 22-year acting career including new role as Jesus in Last Days In The Desert.

Kate Goodson Thomas

Fox Searchlight names Katie Goodson-Thomas director of production and acquisitions UK

22-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exec to take on production and acquisitions role.

Dolby Cinema, JT Bioscopen unveil Netherlands deal

22-Jun-2015 | By Angela Lee

The companies have announced JT Hilversum as the second Dolby Cinema location in the Netherlands, six months after Dolby Cinema opened one of its first theatres at JT Eindhoven.

Schipper's 'Victoria' victorious at German Lolas

22-Jun-2015 | By

Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria was the big winner at this year’s German Film Awards, taking home six statuettes from its seven nominations including the Golden Lolas for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Lead Actor.

Blood Cells

Blood Cells gets live-score screenings

22-Jun-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Blood Cells, which has its UK premiere in Edinburgh on Tuesday (and competes for the Michael Powell Award), is planning a UK launch in cinemas from June 27.

Natalie Usher

Creative Scotland's head of film talks need for funding

22-Jun-2015 | By

When she joined Creative Scotland as Director, Film And Media, last summer, Natalie Usher already had an intimate involvement with several of the films that Creative Scotland was backing. 

Apichatpong Weerasethakul

Busan, Youku launch masters and newcomers project

22-Jun-2015 | By

South Korea’s Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and China’s Youku have initiated their Asian collaboration project to nurture new filmmakers with master directors.

‘Jurassic World’ rules North America on $106.6m

21-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 22 UPDATE: A monster North American session saw Universal-Legendary’s smash produce the second biggest second weekend ever to reach $402.8m, while Inside Out scored the biggest opening for an original property on $90.4m.

Jurassic World

‘Jurassic World’ nears $1bn global

21-Jun-2015 | By

Universal and Legendary’s Jurassic World continued to dominate the globe as a muscular second session propelled the smash within swiping distance of $1bn. Warner Bros’ San Andreas crossed $400m worldwide.

Carry On

‘Carry On’, ‘Submarine’ among 2015 Palm Springs ShortFest winners

21-Jun-2015 | By

Festival brass hailed a record turnout for the renowned event and honoured a range of international filmmakers at the awards ceremony on Sunday night.

Casper Van Dien

Image acquires US rights to ‘June’

19-Jun-2015 | By

Kennedy Brice, Casper Van Dien (pictured) and Victoria Pratt star in the sci-fi thriller.

Going Clear

Scientology doc to get UK release despite pressure

19-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial Alex Gibney doc Going Clear to get release despite legal pressure.

Elliot The Littlest Reindeer

'Littlest Reindeer' flies for Double Dutch

19-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Animation sells to Middle East, Asia, Africa.

Amy Winehouse

Kapadia responds to Winehouse doc criticisms

19-Jun-2015 | By

Director also talks about an extended cut of award-winning Senna.

Jurassic World

‘Jurassic’ crosses $400m int'l

19-Jun-2015 | By

The adventure reboot stood at $412m by the end of Wednesday via Universal Pictures International as executives anticipated an emphatic follow-up session despite the day-and-date release of Inside Out in several key markets.


UK deal for Edinburgh-closer Iona

19-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Verve picks up UK rights to Scott Graham’s Shell follow-up.


National Geographic joins Searchlight on Malala doc

18-Jun-2015 | By

National Geographic Channel has joined Fox Searchlight to distribute He Named Me Malala.

Luke Parker Bowles

Luke Parker Bowles to chair BAFTA NY

18-Jun-2015 | By

Parker Bowles previously served as vice-chairman and is the head of production at Story Mining & Supply Co.


West Ham chairman invests in distributor Signature

18-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

David Sullivan, chairman of London football club West Ham United, has invested in UK distributor Signature Entertainment.

Phantom Boy

GKIDS picks up ‘Phantom Boy’

18-Jun-2015 | By

The animation specialist has picked up North American rights to A Cat In Paris directors’ Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol’s latest work.


K5 gets 'Orthodox'; Kaleidoscope takes UK

18-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Crime drama stars Stephen Graham and Michael Smiley.


Paramount hires Tara Yin to head China office

18-Jun-2015 | By

Paramount Pictures has appointed former IMAX China manager Tara Yin as general manager of its new China office in Beijing.

Viktoria – A Tale Of Grace & Greed boosts early portfolio

18-Jun-2015 | By

Bunyik Entertainment’s new VOD platform has signed agreements with the Hungarian National Digital Archive MANDA for US VOD rights to 46 Hungarian classics.

Busan International Film Festival

Korean industry protests KOFIC budget cuts

18-Jun-2015 | By

Korean film industry representatives visited the Korean Film Council (KOFIC) in Busan on Tuesday to protest the organisation’s budget decisions on funding for the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) and independent and arthouse specialty cinemas.

Gigi Pritzker

Sundance Institute names five new trustees

18-Jun-2015 | By

Fred Dust, Philipp Engelhorn, Caterina Fake, Gigi Pritzker and Alejandro Ramírez Magaña have joined the Institute’s board of trustees.

CJ Obasi

British Council launches UK-Nigeria screenwriting programme

18-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The British Council is launching a new UK-Nigeria screenwriting partnership programme at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) titled Script Junction.

Grant Gee

Grant Gee's 'Innocence Of Memories' set for autumn fest

18-Jun-2015 | By

Feature is based on Orhan Pamuk’s novel The Museum Of Innocence.


Cannes chief to present 'Lumiere!' at Odessa fest

18-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Thierry Frémaux to provide live commentary on restored films by Louis Lumière.

Secret Cinema Presents Dead Poets Society

Secret Cinema launches Secret Cinema X

18-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cult classics and exclusive previews to be screened in locations around the world.

Hollywood Adventures

Star Chinese Movies buys trio from Enlight Pictures

18-Jun-2015 | By

Fox International Channels (FIC) unit Star Chinese Movies (SCM) has acquired TV and digital media rights to three of Beijing-based Enlight Media’s biggest current titles.

Herz Frank

Jerusalem fest threatened by government over 'Beyond The Fear' screening

18-Jun-2015 | By Edna Fainaru

Minister for Culture and Sport Miri Regev threatened to cut off subsidies if the documentary was not pulled.

The Hateful Eight

Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' scores first sales

17-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The first international deals on Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western have emerged, more than seven months after The Weinstein Company (TWC) formally introduced the project to buyers.

Creative Europe

Creative Europe set for 8% budget boost

17-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: European Union plans to increase Creative Europe’s budget by 8% for 2016.


Edinburgh title 'Swung' swings deals

17-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: The Works closes UK, Germany, Asian deals on romance.

Hana Makhmalbaf

Hana Makhmalbaf launches 'Single Mother' at Paris Co-pro Village

17-Jun-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Italian-language film could shoot this autumn in Southern Italy.

Michael R Roskam, Tom Hardy, James Gandolfini

Karlovy Vary: top Euro, Asian directors to present favourites

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Six selected directors include Michaël R. Roskam [pictured], Kim Ki-duk and Sion Sono.

Tom Grater

Screen appoints Tom Grater web assistant/reporter

17-Jun-2015 | By Screen staff

Screen International has appointed Tom Grater as web assistant/news reporter.

Pierre Louis Manes

Parkland's Pierre-Louis Manes joins Screen

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Manes named International Account Manager at Screen International.

Rooney Mara

'Blackbird' shoot takes flight with Rooney Mara

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Relationship drama to shoot for five weeks in the UK.

Jonathan Pryce

'The White King' begins Hungary shoot with Jonathan Pryce, Agyness Deyn

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cast of dystopian drama includes Jonathan Pryce, Greta Scacchi and Agyness Deyn.

Amma Asante

BIFAs names first board of directors

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Members include Belle director Amma Asante and Lionsgate UK CEO Zygi Kamasa.

Chester Performs Moonlight Flicks

UK regional organisations secure film funds

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Funding will bring independent and British film to audiences across the North West and Central England. 

Laura Pettitt

Untitled Communications opens for business

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Integrated entertainment PR agency launches in London

Dartmoor Killing

Soda takes UK home ent rights to 'Dartmoor Killing'

17-Jun-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

British psychological thriller Dartmoor Killing is using an innovative distribution, starting with self-distribution in cinemas from September 18 followed by a DVD and VOD release by Soda Pictures later in the autumn. 

God Loves The Fighter

'God Loves The Fighter' to get day-and-date UK release

17-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

FilmDoo to debut Trinidad’s God Loves the Fighter at East End Film Festival; signs New Wave and Eureka for VOD.

Alik Sakharov

TWC signs first look with Alik Sakharov

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sakharov has directed episodes of Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones and Marco Polo.

Extraordinary Tales

GKIDS acquires 'Extraordinary Tales'

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Animation features a voice performance from the late Christopher Lee.


AFM to launch China Conference

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Leaders from China’s film industry to attend new initiative at American Film Market.

Pleasure Island

Crime-thriller Pleasure Island gets UK deal

16-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK thriller comes from writer-director Mike Doxford, Achilles Entertainments.

The Look Of Silence

'Look Of Silence' wins Doc/Fest audience award

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Marketplace pitch and competition winners also announced; 2016 dates set.

Gong Yu

China's iQiyi announces 5 million paid subs

16-Jun-2015 | By

Baidu-owned online video company iQiyi announced that its paid streaming subscribers reached 5 million as of June 15, an increase of 765% over the past year.


Film London names new board members

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Metrodome’s Jezz Vernon and Genesis Cinema’s Tyrone Walker-Hebborn on Board.

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

Animation admissions 14.2% in North America, report

16-Jun-2015 | By

Groundbreaking research “mapping” the European animation industry is to be presented at the Annecy Festival.

Imax China

IMAX, CMC launch $50m China film fund

16-Jun-2015 | By

IMAX Corporation is partnering with China Media Capital (CMC) to create a fund, initially capitalised at $50m, to produce Chinese-language movies.

'Jurassic World' takes $100m in China opening

16-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Jurassic World roared into China with an opening gross of $100.1m in five days, topping the box office and pushing San Andreas into second place.

Stuart Ford

IM Global chief predicts China digital boom

16-Jun-2015 | By

Speaking at the Shanghai International Film Festival, IM Global chief Stuart Ford predicted that China digital and pay-TV revenues could become the biggest driver of the global movie market within five years. 

Coin Locker Girl

S Korea's Bucheon fest unveils 2015 line-up

16-Jun-2015 | By

World premieres include closing film The Chosen: Forbidden Cave from Kim Hui; competition line-up includes Coin Locker Girl, which played in Cannes Critics’ Week.

New funds boost German, French film industries

16-Jun-2015 | By

Co-production between Germany and France is set to be given an additional boost with the creation of two new development funds.

Fifty Shades Of Black

Cannes: Germany's SquareOne takes 'Fifty Shades' comedy

16-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

SquareOne Entertainment acquires Cannes Marche titles.

Mark Romanek

MadRiver lines up ‘Norco’ heist thriller

15-Jun-2015 | By

Marc Butan’s new company is in final talks with Mark Romanek to direct the film based on the 1980 California bank robbery and manhunt.

James Schamus

Likely Story adds cast on ‘Indignation’

15-Jun-2015 | By

Tracy Letts, Linda Emond and Danny Burstein have joined the cast of James Schamus’ directorial debut as production begins this week in and around New York. FilmNation handles international sales.

Mary Burke

BFI hires Warp Films' Mary Burke

15-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Producer of Submarine and Berberian Sound Studio to take key role in the BFI Film Fund.

The Queen Of Versailles

Sundance Institute announces Doc Edit and Story Labs

15-Jun-2015 | By

Sundance Institute today announced the eight projects selected for the annual Documentary Edit and Story Labs in Utah from June 19-27 and July 3-11.


Telefilm Canada unveils 15 Micro-Budget Production finallists

15-Jun-2015 | By

Executives today announced the 15 finallists in the Micro-Budget Production Program for 2015-2016 representing all regions of the country.

Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' roars to record-breaking $30.2m UK debut

15-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel posts biggest opening of the year, sixth biggest of all time at the UK box office and distributor’s biggest of all time.

The High Sun

Pula fest unveils 2015 line-up

15-Jun-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Innovations include showing Utopia as part of first TV offering at a Croatian festival.

Arabian Nights

Tucuman Filmes snaps up three from Cannes

15-Jun-2015 | By

The Rio-based distributor has returned from the Croisette with a trio of titles.

Bona Film Group

Bona unveils 26-picture slate, Huaxia deal

15-Jun-2015 | By

China’s Bona Film Group has unveiled an ambitious 26-picture slate to celebrate the company’s 15th anniversary, along with a strategic cooperation with Huaxia Film Distribution.

Halloween Returns

‘Halloween Returns’ in July shoot

15-Jun-2015 | By

Dimension Films and Trancas International Films have set a July start date on the horror reboot featuring the infamous Michael Myers.

April And The Extraordinary World

GKIDS acquires US rights to ‘April’

15-Jun-2015 | By

April And The Extraordinary World will screen in competition at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival that started today and features the voice of Marion Cotillard in the lead.

Chris Eyre

Chris Eyre to direct ‘Soul Catcher’

15-Jun-2015 | By

Producer Dimitri Villard, whose credits include Flight Of The Navigator and In Love And War, is moving ahead with his Frank Herbert adaptation with the hire of the Sundance-winning filmmaker.

My Mother Mia Madre

Nanni Moretti's 'My Mother' to open Jerusalem fest

15-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Actor John Turturro to visit Jerusalem and take part in opening ceremony

PiFan It Project

BiFan's It Project Spotlight on Chinese, Nordic genre films

15-Jun-2015 | By

Asia’s largest genre film fest, the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) in South Korea has announced this year’s It Project Spotlight on China and is tentatively launching a new programme titled Nordic Genre Invasion.

Al Ovadia

Former Fox exec launches Los Angeles Beijing Labs

15-Jun-2015 | By

Former Fox marketing executive Al Ovadia is heading production and marketing company Los Angeles Beijing Studios (LABS), which has sealed a $300m joint venture with Shenzhen-based fund Hotland Film Ventures.


Shanghai fest shines light on internet, finance models

15-Jun-2015 | By

Alibaba revealed further details of its streaming service and crowdfunding platform at SIFF Forum, where talk revolved around the convergence of China’s movie and internet industries and new financing models.

The Lobster

'The Lobster' UK release date set

15-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Colin Farrell starrer won Jury Prize at Cannes last month.


Kirin Media launches $25m China-backed fund

14-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles-based finance and management outfit Kirin Media Ventures has launched a $25m fund, with initial backing from Chinese investors, to finance a slate of US theatrical features.

‘Jurassic World’ snaps up $524.1m global

14-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 15 UPDATE: An exceptional year for Universal Pictures vaulted to another level as the latest episode in the tentpole Steven Spielberg created 22 years ago set opening weekend records in North America, international and worldwide.

‘Jurassic World’ scores $208.8m in North America

14-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 15 UPDATE: An extraordinary weekend for Universal Pictures saw the revival of Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure franchise confirmed on Monday as the highest North American release in industry history.

'Jurassic World' spurs two Uni records

14-Jun-2015 | By

An explosive start for the dinosaur romp has resulted in a box office trifecta for the studio as its films crossed $1bn in North America and $3bn worldwide in industry record time following last week’s $2bn international feat.

Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights wins Sydney Film Prize

14-Jun-2015 | By

Miguel Gomes’ three-volume epic wins eight on the closing night of the Sydney Film Festival.

Mike Tyson and Donnie Yen

SIFF opens with stars, controversy

14-Jun-2015 | By

Stars including Mike Tyson, Donnie Yen and Jackie Chan walked the red carpet at the opening of the Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) last night, along with three Korean jury members who are attending the festival despite the controversy surrounding MERS.

The Hateful Eight

‘The Hateful Eight’ in 70mm US December roadshow

12-Jun-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company (TWC) has unveiled its plans for the distribution of Quentin Tarantino’s next film.

Son of a Gun

Koch scales back UK film operation

12-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK film arm of European distributor withdraws from theatrical.

Olympus Has Fallen

Focus shifts ‘London Has Fallen’ to 2016

12-Jun-2015 | By

The distributor’s Gramercy Pictures genre label has moved its action sequel out of the busy October 2 slot.


James Morrison’s 'Diverge' wins US in Progress prize

12-Jun-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sci-fi thriller wins fourth edition of US indie showcase in Paris.

Michael De Luca

Michael De Luca hires three

12-Jun-2015 | By

Elishia Holmes, Lucy Kitada and Johnny Pariseau have joined Michael De Luca Productions.

Secret Cinema The Empire Strikes Back

Secret Cinema: ‘The Empire Strikes Back’, REVIEW

12-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The world of Star Wars has been re-created for the latest immersive experience by Secret Cinema. Michael Rosser headed to a galaxy far, far away to find out if it would prove a trip into hyperspace… or hypersleep.

Stan McCoy

Digital Single Market on MPAA agenda

12-Jun-2015 | By

The European Commission’s plans for a Digital Single Market (DSM) were high on the agenda as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) held its annual strategy meeting in Berlin for first time.

Rupert Murdoch plots succession

12-Jun-2015 | By

The 84-year-old mogul is preparing to relinquish his CEO role at 21st Century Fox and will hand over the reins to his son James, according to a story by CNBC on Thursday.

Strategic Partners

Strategic Partners to spotlight Latin America, US

12-Jun-2015 | By

The 18th edition of the co-production market within Canada’s Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax will run from September 17-20.

Jurassic World

'Jurassic World' to stomp over box office

12-Jun-2015 | By

Universal’s latest tentpole in a year that has already delivered a new speed record to the $2bn mark arrives in 66 territories this weekend.

‘Jurassic World’ tops social media chart

12-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Dinosaur sequel tramples over the competition.

‘Jurassic World’ leaps to $66m

12-Jun-2015 | By

Universal’s annus mirabilis showed little sign of slowing down on Friday as studio brass said the dinosaur adventure added an estimated $41.6m from 45 international markets on Thursday to reach $65.5m.


UK needs 1.2m new creative workers


A total of 1.2 million digital and creative skilled workers needed by 2022 says Creative Skillset

Philip Rose Daniel Noy Think Jam

Think Jam appoints joint MDs

12-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Philip Rose and Daniel Noy to unite entertainment teams at agency.

Trans Atlantic Partners

Trans Atlantic Partners unveils 2015 line-up

12-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: 24 producers from across Europe, Canada, US and beyond to take part in this year’s training programme.

Mumbai Film Festival

Mumbai Film Festival secures backing

12-Jun-2015 | By

The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) has secured two major sponsors for this year’s Mumbai Film Festival, providing some much-needed financial security for the October event.

Fast and Furious 7

Uni sets $2bn international record

11-Jun-2015 | By

Early grosses from Jurassic World pushed Universal Pictures International (UPI) past the milestone on June 11 as the studio established a new industry speed record.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 trailer

Lionsgate lines up Comic-Con roster

11-Jun-2015 | By

The studio announced on Thursday that it will present exclusive looks at The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 and The Last Witch Hunter in San Diego on July 9.

Christopher Lee

Christopher Lee dies aged 93

11-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The veteran actor died on Sunday after being hospitalised for respiratory problems and heart failure.

Tale of Tales

Cannes: Curzon adds new Dardenne, Mungiu films and competition trio

11-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Competition trio among UK distributor’s haul.


Cutting Edge, Conduct invest in six

11-Jun-2015 | By

Music financier Cutting Edge Group and investment arm Conduct has invested in six new films to bolster the growing music rights division.


SPWA acquires Slamdance thriller ‘Ratter’

11-Jun-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has confirmed to Screen its rights to first-time feature filmmaker Branden Kramer’s cyberthriller starring Ashley Benson.

Ben Latham Jones

Ealing Studios head denies fraud allegations

11-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ben Latham-Jones describes allegations in US lawsuit as “categorically untrue”.

Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick, Chloë Sevigny join ‘Look Away’

11-Jun-2015 | By

UK newcomer Shannon Tarbet will also star in Locomotive Media’s upcoming dark comedy.

Under Milk Wood

'Under Milk Wood' gets UK deal

11-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rhys Ifans and singer Charlotte Church star in Edinburgh-bound drama.

Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen

Fantasia announces second wave of titles

11-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Takeshi Kitano’s Ryuzo and the Seven Henchmen, Sonny Mallhi’s Anguish, Ringo Lam’s Wild City and Miguel Angel Vivas’ Extinction among titles playing at Montreal’s genre film festival.

Son of Saul

Hungary selects Cannes winner ‘Son of Saul’ for Oscars

11-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Holocaust drama won the Grand Prix at Cannes last month.

Harald Zwart

Harald Zwart’s '12th Man' to lead Nordisk Film Norway slate

11-Jun-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Danish major Nordisk Film has selected the team that will front its push into Norwegian productions led by Harald Zwart’s 12th Man


The Orchard, TFI strike sponsorship deal

11-Jun-2015 | By

Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has brought on the distributor as the new presenting partner of the TFI Documentary Fund.

Fifty Shades of Grey

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' set for re-release in UK

11-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Vue Entertainment to bring box office hit back to theatres next week.

Jane Got A Gun

'Jane Got A Gun' gets UK release date

11-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Lionsgate has set a UK date for Jane Got A Gun, the long-gestating Western starring Natalie Portman that made headlines over the comings and goings of director and stars.

‘Star Wars’ heads to Comic-Con

10-Jun-2015 | By

The team behind Stars Wars: The Force Awakens will light up the hallowed Hall H in San Diego on July 10 with a “special look” at the upcoming tentpole.

Mark Strong

‘6 Days’ shoot begins in New Zealand 

10-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production commenced in Auckland on Wednesday on the embassy siege action thriller from Toa Fraser that XYZ Films sells internationally.


‘Spotlight’ lands awards season slot

10-Jun-2015 | By

Open Road Films has scheduled a November 6 limited release for Tom McCarthy’s thriller about the team of Boston Globe reporters that uncovered abuse within the Catholic Church.

Felix Vossen

Fears grow for missing film producer

10-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman, Michael Rosser

Felix Vossen, producer of The Sweeney and I, Anna, has been missing since March.


Kathleen Drumm named TIFF industry office director

10-Jun-2015 | By

Drumm arrives from Screen Australia and will oversee all the Toronto International Film festival’s industry activities.

Sean McAllister A Syrian Love Story Sheffield Doc Fest

'Syrian Love Story' wins Sheffield Doc/Fest prize

10-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include a film about the early years of Greenpeace and US documentary 3½ Minutes, 10 Bullets.

Brad Pitt

Industry mulls Netflix ‘War Machine’ deal

10-Jun-2015 | By

Film insiders are grappling with the potential ramifications of Netflix’s deal announced on Monday for the Brad Pitt starrer that Screen understands is in the $70m range.


Breaking Glass Pictures acquires ‘Lyle’

10-Jun-2015 | By

Stewart Thorndike’s psychological is styled as a modern-day lesbian ode to Rosemary’s Baby and stars Gaby Hoffmann.

Mark Sourian

Universal hires production exec Mark Sourian

10-Jun-2015 | By

The new evp of production arrives from DreamWorks Studios where he served as co-president and most recently worked as an independent producer at the studio.

Under Electric Clouds

Ukraine bans 'Under Electric Clouds'

10-Jun-2015 | By

Alexey German Jr.’s Under Electric Clouds has become the first high-profile title to fall victim to Ukraine’s new distribution ban on Russian films and TV series, which came into effect last week.

Queen Rania Al Abdullah at ADMS 2014

Abu Dhabi Media Summit to return in 2016

10-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sixth edition to move from usual berth of November to April.

Wendy Glenn

UK's Wendy Glenn to star in Indian Hamlet adaptation

10-Jun-2015 | By

UK actress Wendy Glenn is starring in Indian filmmaker Onir’s Veda, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, which is currently shooting in the UK.

Richard Crudo

Richard Crudo re-elected ASC president

10-Jun-2015 | By

The board of governors of the American Society Of Cinematographers has voted Crudo to return as president for a sixth term.


Sweden losing $100m from film-TV piracy

10-Jun-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

The Swedish film and TV industries lose close to $100m annually from illegal streaming and file sharing, according to report.

The Devil on Wheels

Frontières unveils complete line-up

10-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

New projects from Larry Fessenden, RKSS and John McNaughton among line-up at sixth edition, taking place July 23-26 in Montreal.

'Brooklyn' gets awards season release date

10-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Period drama stars Saoirse Ronan.

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back

Empire Strikes Back returns to UK box office after 35 years

10-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Secret Cinema shows put Star Wars sequel back into the UK top ten.

A24, J.C. Chandor to develop ‘The Liar’s Ball’

9-Jun-2015 | By

The cutting-edge distributor has taken another stride into development, teaming up with Chandor and long-time producers Neal Dodson and Anna Gerb on the story behind New York’s G.M. Building.

Pedro Almodóvar

SPC acquires Almodóvar's 'Silencio'

9-Jun-2015 | By

The team behind Sony Pictures Classics will collaborate with Pedro Almodóvar for the tenth time on the drama following a North American deal with El Deseo.


XLrator acquires North American rights to ‘Admiral’

9-Jun-2015 | By

XLrator Media has acquired North American rights from Arclight Films to the Dutch historical epic that premiered in Berlin earlier this year.

Pierce Brosnan

Sculptor Media launches, invests in ‘Urge’

9-Jun-2015 | By

Warren Goz will serve as CEO at the New York and Los Angeles-based film and TV finance and production venture backed by an unnamed private equity source from New York.

Ben Wheatley

Jack Reynor, Brie Larson join Ben Wheatley's 'Free Fire'

9-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

As shooting begins, Jack Reynor and Brie Larson join cast as Luke Evans and Olivia Wilde drop out.

Steven Spielberg

DreamWorks sets record straight over ‘The BFG’ shoot

9-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 9 UPDATE: The studio confirmed on Tuesday it has never shot nor does it plan to shoot its Roald Dahl adaptation on the Faroe Islands as an anti-whale hunt petition focused on the North Atlantic settlement neared 50,000 signatures.

Anna Trzebiatowska

Ania Trzebiatowska joins Visit Films

9-Jun-2015 | By

Ryan Kampe’s New York-based sales agent has announced the hire of its new manager of acquisitions.

Live read to close LAFF

9-Jun-2015 | By

Eli Roth will direct a live read of Fast Times At Ridgemont High in what will be the first such event to close the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Dan Jahns

Dan Jahns joins Pacific Mercantile Bank

9-Jun-2015 | By

The company has brought on its new vp / business development officer at its entertainment industries division. 

A Syrian Love Story

McAllister readies Hull-based doc

9-Jun-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

EXCLUSIVE: The director’s latest documentary, A Syrian Love Story, had its world premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest this week and is one of the hot favourites for the festival’s Grand Jury Prize

Black Nights Tallinn

Eurimages unveils Baltic Event co-pro award

9-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cash prize of $22,500 (€20,000) to be awarded in November.

Hugh Jackman

PalmStar, Likely Story acquire ‘Collateral Beauty’


PalmStar Media and Likely Story have acquired rights to the script Collateral Beauty that has Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara attached to star.

Distrify Media secures $1m investment, strikes China VOD deal

9-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK company to set up office in China following investment of  $1m for VOD growth into the country.

San Andreas

'San Andreas' tops China box office with $52m

9-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Disaster movie topples animated feature Stand By Me Doraemon from the top slot.


Netflix acquires ‘War Machine’

8-Jun-2015 | By

The streaming giant has made its biggest statement yet with regard to studio-level production, swooping on world rights to the Brad Pitt satire and committing to a budget understood to be in the $70m range.

The Princess

'The Princess' heads to Sundance labs

8-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Fabula, Setembro Cine and Sudestada Cine’s upcoming drama has been selected for this summer’s Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound.

Anthony Bregman

Likely Story bulks up

8-Jun-2015 | By

Anthony Bregman is expanding his bicoastal production company with hires in the feature and television divisions.

 Shota Sometani

Port Of Call to open NYAFF 2015

8-Jun-2015 | By

The 14th New York Asian Film Festival will launch on June 26 with the North American premiere of Philip Yung’s crime thriller.

Justin Long

Justin Long joins ‘Lavender’

8-Jun-2015 | By

Principal photography is underway in and around Toronto on the psychological thriller from AMBI Group and Paradox Studios.

Dog Eat Dog

Cannes: Signature haul includes Nicolas Cage thriller

8-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Arclight, Ambi, Lakeshore deals among pick-ups.


'Spy' leads UK box office with $4m debut

8-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Good weather leads to soft market, down 29% on previous weekend, with holdovers suffering big drops.

Edward Norton

Edward Norton to receive Locarno honour

8-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Birdman star to receive Excellence Award.

Call Me Marianna

'Call Me Marianna' wins four in Krakow

8-Jun-2015 | By

Feature about gender reassignment wins international documentary competition.

The Fire

'The Fire' triumphs at Transilvania fest

8-Jun-2015 | By

Rams wins Special Jury Prize and Audience Award, The Treasure picks up Best Romanian Film at 14th Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluj

Iain Glen

'Game of Thrones' star begins 'Beautiful Devils' shoot

8-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Iain Glen cast in a modern take on Othello, set in the world of the music business.

Claire Aguilar

Aguilar talks female focus at Doc/Fest

8-Jun-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

New programming head secured films by female filmmakers for close to 50% of the line-up.

'San Andreas' shakes on $98m

7-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 8 UPDATE: San Andreas stayed atop the international charts thanks to a confirmed $97.7m haul from approximately 24,015 screens in 68 markets.


'Spy' tops North America on $29m

7-Jun-2015 | By

JUNE 8 UPDATE: A confirmed $29.1m debut for Fox’s Melissa McCarthy action comedy was enough to consign San Andreas to second place as Entourage failed to ignite in fourth place.

Alan Whicker Cassius Clay

Whicker's foundation launches $150,000 awards at Doc/Fest

7-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New awards to support UK documentaries.

The Dark Horse

‘The Dark Horse’ triumphs in Seattle

7-Jun-2015 | By

James Napier Robertson’s acclaimed New Zealand drama picked up a couple of honours as the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival came to a close.

Adi Rukon Joshua Oppenheimer Sheffield

Sheffield Doc/Fest set for record numbers

7-Jun-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

UK documentary festival opened with Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look Of Silence.

Edinburgh chair Bob Last quits ahead of film festival

6-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Move comes less than two weeks before the start of the festival.

Richard Johnson

Actor Richard Johnson dies aged 87

6-Jun-2015 | By Allan Hunter

British star was known for performances in The Haunting and Tomb Raider among others.

Mala Mala

Strand Releasing acquires ‘Mala Mala’

5-Jun-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up North American rights to the documentary by Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes chief slams impact of social networks on festival

5-Jun-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

More to film reviewing than a 140-character tweet, says Thierry Frémaux.

Northern Limit Line Battle of Yeonpyeong

S Korea's NEW holds film release over Mers outbreak

5-Jun-2015 | By

In South Korea where concerns over the spread of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) have been heightening, distributor Next Entertainment World (NEW) has postponed the release of Northern Limit Line (aka Battle of Yeonpyeong).

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan on Edinburgh Film Fest jury

5-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils juries and guests for 2015 edition.

Nicolas Cage

Alchemy votes for 'The Runner'

5-Jun-2015 | By

Alchemy has acquired the political drama starring Nicolas Cage, while in a separate deal BBC Worldwide North America will present the theatrical premiere of We Come As Friends.


Awesomeness TV eyes theatrical

5-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The online network and content creator is exploring theatrical distribution avenues as it builds an ambitious film business following the stunning social success last year of Expelled.

All About E

Wolfe snaps up ‘All About E’

5-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wolfe Releasing has acquired North American rights to the Australian lesbian crime caper that will screen at Frameline and Outfest this summer.

Syllas Tzoumerkas

Tzoumerkas, Csaszi among new Nipkow intake

5-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Greece’s Syllas Tzoumerkas and Hungary’s Adam Csaszi are among 13 international filmmakers selected to each spend three months in Berlin as part of the Nipkow Programme residency.

Jurassic World

‘Jurassic World’ beats ‘San Andreas’ in social media buzz

5-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The dinosaur sequel topped the disaster movie ahead of its UK release next weekend.


Film underserves teens, conference told

4-Jun-2015 | By

STREAM MARKET: The president of Awesomeness TV identified a section of the Millennial demographic as woefully underserved during a panel at the two-day digital conference on Thursday.

Toronto Film Fest switches Telluride stance

4-Jun-2015 | By

Top brass at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will return to their prior policy of allowing films that receive their world premiere in Telluride to screen in the opening weekend in Canada – with one big string attached.

Liam Neeson

Open Road acquires ‘A Willing Patriot’

4-Jun-2015 | By

The distributor has picked up US rights to the Liam Neeson thriller from Marc Butan’s fledgling MadRiver Pictures, Film 360, Hollywood Gang and Jason Keller.

The Walk

'The Walk’ to open NYFF

4-Jun-2015 | By

Robert Zemeckis’ latest has landed one of the most prestigious slots of the upcoming awards season.

Alice + Freda Forever

SKE to produce Alice + Freda Forever

4-Jun-2015 | By

Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE) has acquired rights to the non-fiction book and has set Jennifer Kent to direct following wide acclaim for her Australian horror hit The Babadook.


ARC acquires ‘Safelight’

4-Jun-2015 | By

The distributor will release its new drama starring Evan Peters, Juno Temple and Kevin Alejandro theatically and via VOD on July 17.

Church Fenton

UK gets film and TV facility ‘Yorkshire Studios’

4-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: RAF Church Fenton to become 100,000 sq ft shooting facility.

Nicole Kidman

Cannes: Kidman, Weisz, Blunt titles head to Middle East

4-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Front Row strikes Cannes deals with HanWay, Protagonist, Embankment.

Erik Baiers

Erik Baiers earns Uni production stripes

4-Jun-2015 | By

The ten-year veteran at the studio has been promoted to evp of production.


Patricio Valladares lines up ‘Garip’

4-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Never one to rest on his laurels, the Chilean genre filmmaker has reunited with his Downhill co-writer Barry Keating and is moving ahead with the Turkey-set horror film.


Visit slate spurs robust Cannes sales

4-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Kampe has reported a strong response from buyers to the roster led by Critics’ Week selection Krisha.

Palm Springs ShortFest

Palm Springs ShortFest announces titles

4-Jun-2015 | By

New work featuring Murray Abraham, Kate Mara and Amber Tamblyn, Rufus Wainwright, Katie Holmes and Zachary Quinto will screen at the Palm Springs International ShortFest & Short Film Market from June 16-22.

Filmmaker Exchange Program

USC film school in filmmaker exchange programme

4-Jun-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The American Film Showcase will host its first annual International Filmmaker Exchange Program in Los Angeles from June 6-18.

Coconut Hero

New Brüggemann, Ranisch films in Munich Fipresci premiere

4-Jun-2015 | By

New films by Dietrich Brüggemann, Alex  Ranisch and Philip Koch are to be judged by Munich Film Festival’s first ever Fipresci jury in its New German Cinema sidebar at this year’s forthcoming edition (June 25 - July 4).

Backing the BBC

Oscar-winning directors back BBC campaign

4-Jun-2015 | By Jake Kanter, Broadcast

British filmmakers and some of the UK’s highest-profile documentary-makers have put their names to a campaign backing the BBC.

'San Andreas' crosses $100m

4-Jun-2015 | By

The disaster tentpole has reached $100m heading into a second weekend expected to deliver solid holds for Warner Bros Pictures International and the promise of mighty debuts in China and South Korea.


Cinedigm acquires US rights to ‘Life’

3-Jun-2015 | By

Anton Corbijn’s drama starring Dane DeHaan and Robert Pattinson premiered in Berlin last February and will open on theatrical, digital and VOD platforms in autumn.

Blake Lively

‘All I See Is You’ begins shoot

3-Jun-2015 | By

Marc Forster has commenced principal photography in Thailand on the psychological thriller starring Blake Lively and Jason Clarke.

Stuart Ford

Open Road, Marlon Wayans, IM Global reunite on spoof

3-Jun-2015 | By

The distributor has come on to handle US rights to Fifty Shades Of Black, the upcoming spoof from Marlon Wayans that IM Global introduced to buyers in Cannes last month.

‘Suffragette’ to open BFI London Film Festival

3-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Period drama starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep to receive European premiere; new trailer released.

J.K. Simmons

Cannes: JK Simmons comedy among Ascot Elite buys

3-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Gaumont, The Solution pre-buys among deals.

Stand By Me Doraemon

'Stand by Me Doraemon' tops China box office

3-Jun-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Japanese animation Stand by Me Doraemon topped the China box office last week, grossing $38.29m in its opening four days.

I Am Somebody

'I Am Somebody' to open Shanghai fest

3-Jun-2015 | By

Derek Yee’s I Am Somebody will open this year’s Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF, June 13-21), while China-Russian co-production Ballet In The Flames Of War will close the event.

Edinburgh 2015

Edinburgh unveils 2015 industry line-up

3-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Discussions to cover development, financing, exhibition and sustainability, and will include a new distribution market.

Roger Durling

Santa Barbara festival sets 2016 dates

3-Jun-2015 | By

Executive director Roger Durling of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled the run dates for next year’s 31st edition.

Edinburgh Networking

Edinburgh reveals 2015 Network projects

3-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: A crime farce, prison drama, Highland thriller and fantastical love story among titles.


Lorenzo Soria elected HFPA president

3-Jun-2015 | By

The Italian journalist for L’Espresso and La Stampa has been voted in for the 2015-16 term, effective July 1.

Korea's NAFF It Project reveals 2015 line-up

3-Jun-2015 | By

South Korea’s Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan), Asia’s largest genre film fest, has announced 21 titles from 12 countries to be presented during the Network of Asian Fantastic Films (NAFF) genre film project market.

Krakow’s Film and Music Festival composes itself

3-Jun-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

A celebration of film and television music was once again at the heart of Krakow’s Film and Music Festival, now in its eighth year.

Open Road

Open Road, Riverstone strike pact

2-Jun-2015 | By

Open Road Films has corralled a finance partner to build its home-grown slate over the “coming years”, kicking off with the previously announced Sleepless Night.

‘Ultron’ crosses $900m mark

2-Jun-2015 | By

Disney executives said on Tuesday that Avengers: Age Of Ultron has overtaken the $895m final international box office of The Avengers.


Amplify Releasing picks up ‘Tom At The Farm’

2-Jun-2015 | By

Xavier Dolan’s psychosexual thriller has found a US home and will open on August 14.

Matt Mueller Jonathan Sehring

Many passed on Boyhood… including Cannes

2-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

CREATIVE WEEK: Boyhood producer Jonathan Sehring reveals industry doubts about indie hit.

Leslie Manville

AMBI Pictures bulks up ‘Rupture’ cast

2-Jun-2015 | By

Peter Stormare, Kerry Bishé, Lesley Manville and Ari Millen have joined Noomi Rapace and Michael Chiklis on the sci-fi adventure thriller that began shooting in Toronto on Tuesday.

We Are Twisted Fucking Sister

Music Box rocks to Twisted Sister doc

2-Jun-2015 | By

The Chicago-based distributor has acquired rights to Andrew Horn’s documentary We Are Twisted Fucking Sister, while in a separate deal monterey media has picked up North American rights to Forever.

Kerry Trainor

Vimeo expands content creator incentives

2-Jun-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The digital platform has introduced new subscription video tools for its content creators.


Karlovy Vary unveils 2015 competition line-ups

2-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Anti-Nazi satire from Stations of the Cross director Dietrich Bruggemann and a new documentary from Mark Cousins among titles.

My Name Is Emily

Galway festival to open with paralysed director's 'My Name Is Emily'

2-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Simon Fitzmaurice’s debut feature to world premiere at Galway Film Fleadh.

Black Angel

Lost 'Star Wars' companion set for feature version with Rutger Hauer

2-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Black Angel first seen as a short at theatrical screenings of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.


European films win online distribution funding boost

2-Jun-2015 | By

Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme is to boost its funding for the online distribution of European films this year.

Creative Week

Youtubers head to longer formats

2-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

CREATIVE WEEK: Zoella agent and Maker Studios discuss potential for talent crossovers.

Sheffield Doc Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest launches interactive award

2-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

ARTE International Prize up for grabs at Crossover Market.


Wanda to buy Australia’s Hoyts Group

2-Jun-2015 | By

China’s Wanda Cinema Line is acquiring Australian exhibitor Hoyts Group for an undisclosed amount.

BAFTA Filmmakers Forum

BAFTA winners join forum for first-time filmmakers

2-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Jeff Pope and Stephen Beresford among speakers.


Svensk closes deals on nine Cannes titles

2-Jun-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

Films include Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, biopic Callas starring Noomi Rapace and Nick Park animation Early Man.


Bob Berney joins Amazon Studios

1-Jun-2015 | By

The independent cinema guru arrives at the company as head of movies distribution and marketing while former ABC digital executive Albert Cheng is named COO.

‘The Green Inferno’ to get US release

1-Jun-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Eli Roth’s Amazonian horror will finally get a US theatrical release two years after its world premiere in Toronto thanks to a collaboration between Blumhouse Production’s BH Tilt, Universal Pictures and High Top Releasing.

Peter Scott

Lotus Entertainment goes on ‘Parents Weekend’

1-Jun-2015 | By

Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson’s company will finance and handle international sales after acquiring Peter Scott’s spec R-rated comedy screenplay.

Fanny Ardant begins ‘Waiting For You’ shoot

1-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Merlin star Colin Morgan co-stars in British coming-of-age feature.

David Puttnam talks return to producing

1-Jun-2015 | By

Chariots of Fire producer reveals how Greenpeace activists brought him back to filmmaking.

Felipe Martinez Amador

Felipe Martinez Amador to direct ‘Nobles’ remake for Dynamo

1-Jun-2015 | By

The Colombian writer-director will tackle the Mexican comedy hot Nosotros Los Nobles for Dynamo Producciones.

Colin Morgan

Colin Morgan joins 'The Rising'

1-Jun-2015 | By

The lead in BBC and Syfy’s Merlin and a cast regular on Humans has been cast in the Irish historical thriller that is scheduled to shoot in winter 2015/16.

'San Andreas' leads UK box office

1-Jun-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ disaster thriller achieves director Brad Peyton’s best-ever UK bow.

The Search For Freedom

Distributors align on 'The Seach For Freedom'

1-Jun-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Earth Network, Abramorama, GrindTV, Tugg and Vimeo are collaborating on the US theatrical release of The Search For Freedom, a documentary produced by The Earth Network.

Eoin Macken

Eoin Macken enters ‘The Forest’

1-Jun-2015 | By

The actor from current Sony/NBC series The Night Shift joins Natalie Dormer and Taylor Kinney on Lava Bear’s supernatural thriller.

Fang Rung Marijana Jankovic Max Kestner Carsten Bjornlund

Global Screen takes sales on sci-fi thriller 'Fang Rung'

1-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Copenhagen-set time travel thriller set in a world where the oceans have risen.

Sung Soo Kim and Vicha Poolvaraluck

Korea's CJ pacts with Thailand's Major Cineplex

1-Jun-2015 | By

Korea’s leading film investor/distributor CJ Entertainment has signed a memorandum of understanding with Thailand’s top exhibitor Major Cineplex Group to establish a joint venture for film production and investment.

Heather Croall

Ex-Doc/Fest head Heather Croall to receive honour

1-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sheffield Doc/Fest to pay tribute to former festival director Heather Croall with Inspiration Award.

Maya The Bee Movie

'Maya the Bee' flies to UK, Scandinavia

1-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Animation already sold to more than 170 territories.

Buttercup Bill

'Buttercup Bill' to get August release

1-Jun-2015 | By Michael Rosser

First production of Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s new outfit Blonde to Black Pictures.

Danny Cohen

Cohen: licence fee cuts will threaten BBC services


CREATIVE WEEK: Danny Cohen has admitted that a bad licence fee deal next year would spell inevitable cuts to BBC services.

All3Media eyes further acquisitions

1-Jun-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

CREATIVE WEEK: All3Media is eyeing further acquisitions in the coming months after bolstering its stable with Penny Dreadful producer Neal Street two months ago.

San Andreas

'San Andreas' rocks US on $54.6m

31-May-2015 | By

JUNE 1 UPDATE: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson jolted the North American box office as the Warner Bros disaster film delivered a thunderous start for the tentpole’s prospects and the star’s biggest solo opening weekend outside the Fast & Furious franchise.

San Andreas

‘San Andreas’ rules globe on $113.2m

31-May-2015 | By

JUNE 1 UPDATE: San Andreas shook up global box office at the weekend, taking the lead with a $118.5m worldwide haul that featured $63.9m from international debuts and a $54.6m number one launch in North America.

Hot Docs

Blue Ice Docs acquires ‘Dense City’

31-May-2015 | By

The distributor acquired Canadian theatrical, television and digital rights to the documentary in pitch form at the recent Hot Docs Forum.


James Marsden, Rosario Dawson join Bron’s ‘Henchmen’

29-May-2015 | By

James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, Rosario Dawson and Alfred Molina have joined Bron Studios’ first animation.

Clementine Leger

Slamdance expands year-round presence

29-May-2015 | By

Festival hierarchy are beefing up the event with a new programme called DIG, the return of Clementine Leger as festival manager and a greater footprint across the calendar.

Hyena Road

Contenders vie for top TIFF slot

29-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Afghan War film Hyena Road is understood to be among a band of Canadian films in the frame to open the 40th anniversary edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

I Am Chris Farley

Virgil Films acquires 'I Am Chris Farley'

29-May-2015 | By

The documentary about the late comedy star and member of SNL and Chicago’s Second City Theatre troupe features Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Spade.

Louder Than Bombs

Cannes: 'Louder Than Bombs' sold to 90+ territories

29-May-2015 | By

Joachim Trier’s family drama played in Competition at Cannes.

Gala Theatre Durham

Picturehouse heads to Durham

29-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Picturehouse Cinemas to partner with Durham’s Gala Theatre.

How We Played The Revolution

Krakow focus on Lithuania; Polish doc showcase

29-May-2015 | By

Lithuanian documentaries will be in the spotlight at this year’s 55th Krakow Film Festival (May 31-June 7) which opens with Krzysztof Kopczynski’s The Dybbuk. A Tale Of Wandering Souls.

San Andreas

San Andreas rolls into 60 markets

29-May-2015 | By

Warner Bros triggers a wide release of San Andreas day-and-date with North America in 60 markets this weekend including eight majors.

Oslo Norway

Norway launches film incentives

29-May-2015 | By Jorn Rossing Jensen

The Norwegian government is set to introduce a system of incentives for film productions, to keep local projects in the country and attract international ventures.

Jonathan Pryce

Jonathan Pryce, Fiona Shaw join 'The White King'

29-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Dystopian drama set to shoot this summer.


‘Tomorrowland’ tops ‘San Andreas’ in social media buzz

29-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Poltergeist also scares up buzz in the social media charts.

Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill pulls out of ‘Stratton’

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Man Of Steel star quits production just days before shooting was set to begin.

IFC Films acquires ‘Tale Of Tales’

28-May-2015 | By

The post-Cannes acquisitions trickle continues as IFC announced it has picked up US rights from Hanway Films to Matteo Garrone’s Competition premiere.

 Maren Olson

Maren Olson joins CAA

28-May-2015 | By

The executive arrives from Traction Media and will serve on the Film Finance & Sales Group (FFSG). 

Green Room

Picturehouse, Altitude acquire Jeremy Saulnier’s 'Green Room'

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: US director’s follow-up to Blue Ruin stars Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist and played at Cannes.


STX Entertainment eyes 'Uglydoll' franchise

28-May-2015 | By

Robert Simonds’ aspiring studio, still more than two months away from releasing its first film, has made another grand move and launched a family and animation division.

The Falling

BAFTA to showcase Carol Morley

28-May-2015 | By

The British director will be the subject of the organisation’s prestigious ‘Brits To Watch: The Screenings’ series.

Sam Neill

Metrodome acquires 'Hippopotamus'; Sam Neill joins cast

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Neill and Roger Allam to star in the British comedy based on a Stephen Fry bestseller.


Vertigo launches VOD site

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: UK film and distribution company launches new digital platform.

‘The Lobster’ tops Cannes winners social media buzz

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE INFOGRAPHIC: Mad Max: Fury Road and Carol top films overall.

Paramount, IFC strike home ent deal

28-May-2015 | By

Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) has signed an output deal with IFC Films on select films that include includes Good Kill and The D Train.


Cineart acquires Cannes winner 'Mustang'

28-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Benelux distributor Cineart has confirmed several Cannes acquisitions.


Stockholm festival launches $120k international film award

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New Stockholm Impact Award will be part of a new international film competition.

Tanya Greig Perara

Tanya Greig Perara joins Universal Pictures

28-May-2015 | By

The executive arrives at the studio as svp of business affairs, film music. 

BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival launches shorts prize

28-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

A dozen film will compete for the award.

James Schamus

James Schamus forges China ties

27-May-2015 | By

The former Focus Features CEO’s production company Symbolic Exchange has struck a first-look and strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese start-up Meridian Entertainment.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos in Ischia Global Legend Award

27-May-2015 | By

Following on from his talk-of-the-town appearance in Cannes, the Netflix chief content officer will attend the Ischia Global Film & Music Fest in Naples, Italy.

Patrick Spence

'Fortitude' exec joins Creative Summit


Patrick Spence, executive producer of smash hit Fortitude is the latest speaker to join the impressive line-up at the Creative Summit 2015.

Tom Cruise starrer ‘Mena’ begins shoot

27-May-2015 | By

Production has begun in Georgia on Universal’s action film that reunites Cruise with his Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman.

Gail Heaney

Broad Green Pictures hires Gail Heaney

27-May-2015 | By

The ambitious company has slotted the latest piece of its executive suite jigsaw into place with the hire of Gail Heaney as executive vice-president of media.


Starz acquires ‘Tumbledown’ for US

27-May-2015 | By

Starz has picked up all US rights to the comedic love story starring Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis.

Caleb Deschanel

Caleb Deschanel in AFI honour 

27-May-2015 | By

American Film Institute top brass have chosen Caleb Deschanel to receive the 2015 Franklin J Schaffner Alumni Medal.

Ewan McGregor

Edinburgh unveils 2015 line-up

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Ewan McGregor, Jane Seymour, Malcolm McDowell and Hong Kong director Johnnie To among the guests set to attend the festival.

Jackie Earle Haley

Cast swells on 'Birth Of A Nation'

27-May-2015 | By

Jackie Earle Haley and Mark Boone Jr have joined Nate Parker’s slave drama, currently shooting in Savannah, Georgia.

Jeff Bronikowski

Tribeca Shortlist SVOD service names president

27-May-2015 | By

Lionsgate and Tribeca Enterprises have hired Jeff Bronikowski as president of the SVOD service that launches later this year.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Union to handle VFX on ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Visual effects firm will also re-team with The Theory of Everything director James Marsh on the upcoming Donald Crowhurst biopic.


Big World Pictures falls for ‘Viktoria’

27-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The Brooklyn-based distributor has acquired US rights to Maya Vitkova’s Bulgarian feature debut.

Shani Ankori

Trio on the rise at IFC/Sundance Selects

27-May-2015 | By

IFC Films/Sundance Selects announced on Wednesday three key promotions.

Kate Shepherd

Contend bulks up marketing, content suites

27-May-2015 | By

Jon Sneider has joined the data-driven content creator and distributor as Chief Marketing Officer and evp of client partnerships and Kate Shepherd has been hired as evp of content.

Jude Law

FremantleMedia takes rights to Sorrentino's 'Young Pope'

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Series will star Jude Law.

Johnnie To

BAFTA to host Johnnie To event

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Hong Kong director to speak on stage in London as part of BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures series.

Cannes: Soda Pictures acquire Nordic film slate for UK

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Titles include Competition film Louder Than Bombs and Un Certain Regard winner Rams.

The Here After

Cannes title 'The Here After' sells to UK, Korea

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Drama about a young man who returns home after serving time in prison, but is not forgiven by the local community, played in Directors’ Fortnight.

The Club

Pablo Larrain's 'The Club' heads to North America

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Music Box Films acquires rights to Berlinale Grand Jury Prize winner.

Dear Hans Lovely Peter

Moscow Business Square to spotlight Finland, Austria

27-May-2015 | By

The film industries of Finland and Austria will be under the spotlight at the 7th Moscow Business Square (MBS) (June 21-22).

Dont Accept Dreams From Strangers

Open Reel reveals Cannes deals

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

US deal for Don’t Accept Dreams From Strangers among sales secured.

Power to the Pixel

Power to the Pixel unveils 2015 projects

27-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Power to the Pixel’s annual Pixel Lab event will feature 32 participants.

Proimágenes Colombia chief hails Cannes success

26-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The head of Colombia’s film support body has praised the success of national films in Cannes after one the most triumphant years ever for Latin American cinema.

The Orchard acquires ‘Louder Than Bombs’

26-May-2015 | By

Joachim Trier’s drama has become the latest Cannes selection to find a North American home.

Victoria Song

Columbia Pictures, China Film Co ready ‘Wedding’ remake

26-May-2015 | By

The partners are moving ahead on their local-language co-production and Chinese remake of the rom-com in a move that will resonate with the global vision of new Sony Pictures Entertainment chairman Tom Rothman.

Kino Lorber gets ‘The Measure Of A Man’

26-May-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired US and Canadian rights to Stephane Brizé’s recent Cannes Competition selection starring the festival’s freshly minted best actor Vincent Lindon.

Richard Loncraine

Richard Loncraine to direct ‘Finding Your Feet’

26-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Wimbledon director most recently made 5 Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton.

Made In NY Media Center

Made In NY Media Center by IFP launches new programmes

26-May-2015 | By

The Made In NY Media Center by IFP has announced two new programmes to launch this summer: the Creative >> Founder Lab and a workshop series to teach location-based storytelling.

Marco Polo

UK's ITV ends interest in The Weinstein Company

26-May-2015 | By Chris Curtis, Broadcast

ITV has ended its interest in a deal to buy the TV arm of The Weinstein Company (TWC).

Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist'

Wolfe Releasing acquires 'Serial Monogamist'

26-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

The distributor has acquired all US rights to Canadian LGBT rom-com Portrait Of A Serial Monogamist ahead of its world premiere at Inside Out LBGT Film Festival in Toronto.

Alfre Woodard

LAFF unveils free community screenings

26-May-2015 | By

On Tuesday the Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) top brass announced several free community screenings to take place during the 21st edition of the festival.

Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' retains UK lead; 'Tomorrowland' edges 'Poltergeist'

26-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Tomorrowland: A World Beyond is the week’s highest new entry, narrowly edging out Fox’s Poltergeist.


Euro commissioners differ on Digital Single Market views

26-May-2015 | By

Commissioners singing from different song sheets as European funders reiterate their views on Digital Single Market strategy

One Crazy Thing

Amit Gupta's 'One Crazy Thing' to open East End Film Festival

26-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Festival to include 18 world premieres and close with US crime documentary 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets.

Robot Overlords

'Robot Overlords' TV series in the works

26-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Sci-fi series to be overseen by longtime Coronation Street producer Tony Wood.

The Last King

Norway's 'The Last King' sold to Italy, Middle East

26-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Further sales on the adventure film secured after a promo screening at Cannes.

The Fourth Direction

SFG takes Cannes title 'The Fourth Direction' for Canada

25-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

The film was the first ever Punjabi-language to feature in a competitve section of the festival.


Edge acquires Cannes title 'Disorder'

25-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Scandinavia rights snapped up to film starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Diane Kruger.

Song of the Sea

Irish Academy crowns 'Song Of The Sea'

25-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

International awards won by Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Cannes: Jacques Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or

24-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser, Tiffany Pritchard

Other winners include Son Of Saul, The Assassin, Chronic, The Lobster, The Measure Of A Man, Carol and Mon Roi.

Cannes 2015 jury

Cannes 2015 jury tried to "balance out" awards

24-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser, Tiffany Pritchard

Co-president Ethan Coen said the jury tried to “balance out” the awards while Jake Gyllenhaal addresses “controlled suicide”.

‘Ultron’ reaches $860m int'l

24-May-2015 | By

MAY 26 UPDATE: Avengers: Age Of Ultron grossed $45.8m from 91 territories in its fifth weekend to reach $859.8m internationally and $1.263.9bn globally.


‘Tomorrowland’ leads Memorial Day on $41.7m

24-May-2015 | By

Disney’s George Clooney and Britt Robertson action-adventure from Brad Bird led the charts in a tepid Memorial Day Weekend.

Carol The Assassin

Cannes: Screen's final Jury Grid topped by 'Carol', 'The Assassin'

24-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s jury of international critics finished the festival tied in their appreciation of Carol and The Assassin, ahead of the award of the Palme d’Or.

Cannes Marche

Cannes 2015: deals round-up


The biggest deals of this year’s Cannes Marché du Film and how the Competition titles sold throughout the festival.

Cannes Un Certain Regard winners 2015

Cannes: ‘Rams’ wins Un Certain Regard prize

23-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other prizes awarded to Dalibor Matanic’s The High Sun, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey to the Shore and Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Treasure.

Son of Saul

Cannes: ‘Son of Saul’, 'Masaan', 'Paulina' win Fipresci prizes

23-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other prizes go to My Mother, Masaan and Paulina.

We Are Your Friends

StudioCanal, Impuls Pictures strike output deal

23-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Agreement includes We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron.

Embrace Of The Serpent

Cannes: ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ wins at Directors’ Fortnight

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Other winners include Arnaud Desplechin’s My Golden Days and Deniz Gamze Ergüven’s Mustang.

Handling: Toronto's Platform to give 'bump' to int'l films

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Toronto International Film Festival director and CEO has revealed further details of Toronto’s new Platform section, which will be the festival’s first competitive section.

Cinefondation 2015 winners

Cannes: Cinéfondation winners revealed

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Timbuktu director Abderrahmane Sissako led the jury.

PalmStar, The Bridge Finance renew deal

22-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: PalmStar Media and Zurich-based The Bridge Finance Company announced during Cannes that they have renewed their strategic partnership.

Jennifer Blanc

Anchor Bay swoops on 'Night Visitor'

22-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

EXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Canada has acquired Canadian home entertainment and North American digital rights to Blanc/Biehn Productions’ The Night Visitor and its sequel.

The Assassin

Cannes: Screen Jury Grid gets new joint leader

22-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

With only one more film to screen at Cannes 68 – Macbeth – the Screen International team of jurors are tied for their lead film.

Metrodome takes Sundance title 'The Overnight' for UK

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black) stars in the comedy about sexual frustration and parenthood.

The Infiltrator

Broad Green acquires 'The Infiltrator' for US

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Brad Furman’s crime thriller stars Bryan Cranston and Diane Kruger.

Standing Tall

CMG takes Cannes opener 'Standing Tall' for US

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Emmanuelle Bercot became the first female director to open the festival since 1987.

Melbourne's Premiere Fund gets government renewal

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Victoria government pledges $900,000 renewal.

Ploey You Never Fly Alone

Belgian's Cyborn joins animated 'Ploey'

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Iceland’s GunHil signs co-pro agreement with Belgian animation studio.

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep as 'Florence Foster Jenkins', first look

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

First still released of Meryl Streep and Hugh grant in Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins.

'Night Will Fall' scoops two Focal Awards

22-May-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Night Will Fall, a feature-length production about the filming of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, picked up two awards at last night’s Focal International Awards.

Akousa Adoma Owusu

Durban Filmart selects 19 projects

22-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

Durban FilmMart, which runs in Durban, South Africa from July 17-20, has announced its project selection for this year.

'The Lobster' bookies favourite to win Cannes Palme d'Or

22-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Son of Saul and Carol also strong contenders.


Cannes: ‘Paulina’ leads Critics’ Week winners

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Two Latin American films take home top awards.

Thierry Fremaux

Cannes chief talks approach to female filmmakers

21-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

At his highly-anticipated talk for the Kering Women In Motion series at the Majestic Hotel, Cannes festival director Thierry Fremaux kicked off proceedings with the statement, “This debate makes me furious.”

Andrew Haigh

Andrew Haigh's next film to be 'Lean on Pete'

21-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Film4 backs development of Haigh’s 45 Years follow-up; Tristan Goligher to produce. 


NYAFF to honour Ringo Lam

21-May-2015 | By

The 14th New York Asian Film Festival will present Hong Kong director Ringo Lam with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.


Cannes: Gaspar Noe's 'Love' sold worldwide

21-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch sells Cannes title in more than 36 territories.

Najwa Najjar

Oscar submission 'Eyes of A Thief' sold to France

21-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Najwa Najjar’s next feature will be Son of a Very Important Man.

The Measure of a Man

Cannes: 'Measure of a Man' sold to 20+ territories

21-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Star Vincent Lindon hotly tipped for Best Actor Palme d’Or for lead performance.

Cannes: 'The Lobster' sells to US

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Alchemy have snapped up the Cannes Competition title.

Ben Latham Jones

Ealing Studios acquires 'GreenAcre Films' stake

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Ealing Studios has acquired a significant stake in TV and film company GreenAcre Films and forged a new creative partnership with the company that will see Ealing Studios expand its TV division.

Roger Deakins

Roger Deakins to shoot 'Blade Runner' sequel

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Denis Villeneuve to direct sci-fi sequel.

The Valley of Love

Cannes: Edge enters 'Valley of Love', 'Palio

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cannes Competition title stars Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu.

Cannes: CMG acquires 'Mustang' for US

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Turkish feature plays in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival.

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Cannes: NonStop rounds-up deals

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Acquisitions include Cannes Classics title Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words.

Pirates of Penzance

Mike Leigh’s 'Pirates of Penzance' breaks box office records

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Live cinema broadcast has generated more than $1m at the UK box office to date.


Cannes: 108 Media acquires Scandi thriller 'Sensoria'

21-May-2015 | By

Toronto-based 108 Media is in talks with international buyers in Cannes on Christian Hallman’s Swedish thriller Sensoria.

Moscow Never Sleeps

'Moscow Never Sleeps' acquired for Russia

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Exponenta Film takes distribution rights to Johnny O’Reilly feature.

The Closer We Get

'The Closer We Get' to play Edinburgh

21-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

European premiere set for Edinburgh film festival.

John Lasseter

Lasseter wows Cannes with Pixar, Disney footage

20-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

John Lasseter, animation guru and Chief Creative Officer at both Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios, gave a special presentation of the companies’ upcoming slate in Cannes today.

Other Angle seals 'Lives In Secret' deals

20-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: WWII spy mistress drama to star Kelly Reilly and Tim Roth launched in Cannes

Ultron tops China box office with $155m

20-May-2015 | By

CHINA BOX OFFICE: Avengers: Age of Ultron replaced Furious 7 at the top of the China box office in its opening week, grossing $154.63m in six days.

Donald Crowhurst

Colin Firth's Donald Crowhurst film begins shoot

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Story of amateur sailor who attempted to sail around the world begins UK shoot.

Heels Red Carpet

Cannes seeks to clarify red-carpet code after backlash

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival “reminds” staff of “rules” after backlash that included Emily Blunt voicing “disappointment”.

Xia Hao

Xia Hao wins top prize in Chinese Talents Forum

20-May-2015 | By

Xia Hao and his project No. 23 won the top award worth $164,000 (RMB1m) in the New Chinese Film Talents Fund Forum (NCFTFF), while Song Yuefeng’s The Wild Horns was given a special mention.

Gao Xiaosong

Gao Xiaosong joins LeVision Pictures

20-May-2015 | By

Beijing-based LeVision Pictures has announced that singer and director Gao Xiaosong has joined the company’s stable of filmmakers, which also includes Zhang Yimou, Lu Chuan and Tsui Hark.

IFC picks up US rights to ‘A Perfect Day’

20-May-2015 | By

Fernando León de Aranoa’s film premiered in Director’s Fortnight this week and stars Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry and Fedja Stukan.

'Best Of Enemies' to open AFI DOCS

20-May-2015 | By

Top brass at AFI DOCS 2015 have announced the slate at the 13th festival, set to run from June 17–21 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

Jake Gyllenhaal

Brisk business not dampened by Netflix effect

20-May-2015 | By

Glorious weather on the Croisette played its part in driving strong trade and casting a warm glow over the market to temper fearful talk of the Netflix effect, for now at least.

Screen Cannes 2015 Daily 8

Cannes 2015: Screen's dailies


Read Screen International’s latest daily magazine from the 68th Cannes Film Festival here.

Ellen Page

Ellen Page, Allison Janney to star in 'Tallulah'

20-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ellen Page and Allison Janney will star in Route One Entertainment’s dramatic comedy, with Good Universe on board to represent international sales.

Sean Penn

Vendian, Insiders partner on 'Flag Day'

20-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hinting at a long-term relationship in the making, Christopher Woodrow’s Vendian Entertainment has emerged as a key partner with Wild Bunch on Flag Day and has come on board to co-finance and produce Sean Penn’s upcoming drama.

Son of Saul

Curzon acquires Cannes trio

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Festival hit Son of Saul, Wadjda director’s next film among pick-ups.

The Mirror

Collee to adapt Chinese fantasy franchise The Mirror

20-May-2015 | By

John Collee (The Alchemyst, Master And Commander) will adapt the Chinese fantasy novel series The Mirror, which has been optioned by Ruyi Films and Syon Media.

Marguerite and Julien

Cannes: Screen Jury Grid nearly scores a new low

20-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

The scores are in for Marguerite & Julien and Sicario.

David Kosse

Cannes: Brits push US tie-ups

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Internationalisation has been one of the trends noticeable among UK funders at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Alchemy acquires 'Mia Madre'

20-May-2015 | By

Alchemy has acquired all US rights to Nanni Moretti’s Competition selection starring Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini and Beatrice Mancini.

The Danish Girl

Copenhagen Film Fund eyeing another Working Title project

20-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

The Copenhagen Film Fund is in talks for another project with Working Title, after they recently collaborated on The Danish Girl by Tom Hooper.

Euro flag

EU ministers discuss Digital Single Market strategy

20-May-2015 | By

European media and culture ministers discussed the European Commission’s plans for a Digital Single Market (DSM) at this week’s Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council in Brussels.

Yakuza Apocalypse

'Yakuza Apocalypse' makes Euro sales

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Key deals for Backup Media on Cannes Directors’ Fortnight entry.

Cannes title ‘Rams’ finds more homes

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New Europe Film Sales has secured further sales of Un Certain Regard title Rams (Hrútar).

Do You Believe?

Pure Flix scores deals on 'Do You Believe?'

20-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The US faith-based entertainment company has closed a raft of sales on its slate led by Do You Believe?, the recent US release and follow-up to the breakout God’s Not Dead.

The Fort

India's 'The Fort (Killa)' heads to France

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Indian feature strikes France and French-speaking territories deal.

What's Between Us

'What’s Between Us' sold to Germany, Austria

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

What’s Between Us acquired for Germany and Austria by Pro-Fun Media Filmverleih.

Anti-piracy law could “destroy” Russian film business

20-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New anti-piracy measures in Russia risk destroying the film and TV industries, according to a Cannes panel.

Travis Reid

Travis Reid to head Broad Green distribution

20-May-2015 | By

The new hire arrives from Screenvision and will oversee an annual slate of 12-16 specialty and wide-release titles.

Allen Zhu

China may have to pay for VoD

20-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Territory’s VOD market is growing rapidly but recorded an industry loss of $150m in 2014

Steve McQueen

Charley Boorman to narrate Steve McQueen doc

20-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Charley Boorman narrates Steve McQueen motorcycle doc.


Ankama's 'Mutafukaz' feature to hit screens in 2017

20-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Animation is inspired by hit French comic series of the same name.

Alicia Vikander

Buyers round on IM Global’s ‘The Circle’

20-May-2015 | By

President of international sales and distribution Michael Rothstein has reported a strong response to the Tom Hanks and Alicia Vikander cyberthriller.

Graham Wagner

Good Universe buys comedy pitch 'Mermaids In Paradise'

20-May-2015 | By

Good Universe bought the pitch from writer-director Jonathan Krisel and Emmy-nominated writer Graham Wagner based on Lydia Millet’s satirical novel of the same name.

Lotte World Tower

India, South Korea sign copro agreement

20-May-2015 | By

To qualify as a co-production, 20% or more of a film’s production budget must be from the partner country and 30% in the case of broadcast programmes.

7 Chinese Brothers

Spotlight talks up ‘7 Chinese Brothers’

20-May-2015 | By

The sales company has acquired international sales rights to Bob Byington’s Jason Schwartzman starrer.

Taika Waititi

Curious unveils further details of slate

20-May-2015 | By

Titles in development include Virginia Heath’s Mystery Ride and Taika Waititi’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople.

Anna Serner and Sindre Guldvog

Good news for women in film in Norway, Sweden

19-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

In a Cannes year where women (from their shoes to their films) have been making headlines, the Norwegians and Swedes are quietly celebrating some big gains in gender equality in their film industries.

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre Inside Festival Programming

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre: Inside Festival Programming


Sundance’s John Cooper and Karlovy Vary’s Ivana Novotná were among the speakers discussing how to choose the right international festival for your film.

'Macbeth' gets awards season release date

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard drama to world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this weekend.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes: Women denied Palais entry for wearing flats

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Stiff ‘croisetiquette’ sees older women denied access for ‘wrong’ shoes.

Xavier Dolan

Dolan's 'End Of The World' draws buyers

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Seville International has closed a raft of deals here on Xavier Dolan’s upcoming It’s Only the End Of The World (Juste La Fin Du Monde) featuring arguably the most prestigious cast of any film in the market.


EIFF unveils further Scottish titles

19-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

New additions to programme include Karen Gillan’s directorial short debut Coward, Hector starring Peter Mullan and music documentary Big Gold Dream.

Annemarie Jacir

Palestine's Annemarie Jacir unveils next feature 'Wajib'

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker also co-producing Dictynna Hood’s upcoming Trojan Women.

Louder Than Bombs

Cannes: ‘Louder Than Bombs’ drops into Screen Jury Grid

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Joachim Trier’s English-language debut delivers a solid score but fails short of the current leader.

A24 pounces on US rights to ‘Krisha’

19-May-2015 | By

The US rights deal to Trey Edward Shults’ acclaimed Critics’ Week selection includes rights to his next film.

The Forecaster

Fiction version of 'The Forecaster' planned

19-May-2015 | By

Screenplay for the feature film is being written by the US screenwriter Matthew Wilder

Chiu Keng Guan

'Journey' director kicks off football drama

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Malaysian director Chiu Keng Guan, who directed The Journey, Malaysia’s highest-grossing film ever, has started production on football drama Ola Bola for Astro Shaw.

Japan seminar

Japan's power players discuss overseas strategy

19-May-2015 | By

The heads of Japan’s leading studios discussed their strategies for expanding into international markets at the close of Japan Day Project’s seminar programme on Monday.

Sundance Selects acquires US rights to ‘Disorder’

19-May-2015 | By

The distributor struck the deal on Alice Winocour’s Un Certain Regard entry with Indie Sales Company.

Hayden Christensen

Hayden Christensen horror 'Untöt' sells for 13 Films

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: 13 Films has sold multiple territories on action horror film Untöt starring Hayden Christensen.


BFI opens up co-pro development funding

19-May-2015 | By Wendy Mitchell

EXCLUSIVE: Fund will earmark £250,000 per year of its existing funding toward support for co-productions at the development stage.

Hercules FIlm Fund

Hercules Film Fund to back 'Mena'

19-May-2015 | By

Greek ship-owner Paris Kasidokostas-Latsis has set up Luxembourg-based Hercules Film Fund, which plans to bring European investors to Hollywood to finance three to five wide release films a year. 

Shota Sometani

NYAFF, Screen to honour Shota Sometani

19-May-2015 | By

The 14th New York Asian Film Festival in partnership with Screen International will honour the Japanese youngster with the International Rising Star Award on July 4.

'Contracted' sequel sells for BoulderLight

19-May-2015 | By

Raphael Margules and JD Lifshitz’s new LA-based sales and production company has reported strong sales here on the sequel to the genre title, which screens in the market today.

Rula Nasser

Nasser, Nordisk co-produce Shargawi’s Medina

19-May-2015 | By

Jordanian producer Rula Nasser has boarded Dogme-style drama Medina, directed by Danish-Palestinian filmmaker Omar Shargawi, as producer alongside Nordisk Film Production.

Brooklyn panel

'Brooklyn' budget was bridge to creativity

19-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Screen’s contributing editor Wendy Mitchell talked to the film’s producer Finola Dwyer at The UK Film Centre in Cannes.

Rome launches new market, MIA

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

New umbrella industry event to unfold in Ancient Roman baths

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy visiting Chernobyl

'The Tribe' director's 'Luxembourg' scores first sales

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Film set to shoot in Chernobyl exclusion zone at the end of the year.

Creative England

Creative England development scheme sets goals

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Programme has highlighted six key areas in which the sector can progress and emerging talent can be better supported.

Urban Hymn

London Screenings 2015 unveils first titles

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Film London’s export market to screen Despite the Falling Snow, Urban Hymn and The ReZort.

Stray Dogs reports strong first Cannes

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Sales include German deal for Partho Sen-Gupta’s Sunrise.

Storm Saulter

Storm Saulter lines up 'Sprinter'

19-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jamaican director’s new drama aimed to be ready by the 2016 Olympics in Rio.


Cannes title 'Nahid' sold into Europe, LatAm

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Un Certain Regard title Nahid has been picked up across Europe and Latin America.


'Believe' directors ready 'After Louise'

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: UK outfit Scoop Films readies third production.

Black Mountain Side

UK deal for Devilworks’ 'Mountain Side'

19-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 101 nabs UK rights to thriller.

Kristian Levring

Projects to Czech out in Cannes

19-May-2015 | By

Czech production companies partnering on new projects from the likes of Kristian Levring, Per-Olav Sørensen and Bohdan Slama.

Robert Redford

SPC nearing $6m 'Truth' deal

19-May-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Classics was last night understood to be paying $6m for US rights to Truth, RatPac Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment’s political thriller with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett.

Bunker of the Dead 3D

WTFilms sells 'Bunker of the Dead 3D'

19-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

3D horror sells to UK, Japan, Russia, Greece and Germany.

VOICES call for Polish cinema focus

19-May-2015 | By

Krzysztof Zanussi’s Foreign Body to screen as part of Russian festival’s Polish cinema focus.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Park Circus acquires classic British films

19-May-2015 | By

UK company acquires Woodfall Library which includes titles such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Tom Jones and A Taste of Honey.

The Commune

Vinterberg’s 'The Commune' scores sales

19-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Spain and Korea among territories to secure distribution.

Liam Neeson

Sierra/Affinity hails best Cannes market

18-May-2015 | By

Sierra/Affinity chief Nick Meyer has hailed the company’s best market ever after completing key sales on Shot Caller, A Willing Patriot and Comancheria, among others.

Bleed For This

The Solution strikes world sales on 'Bleed For This'

18-May-2015 | By

The Solution Entertainment Group has struck a multi-territory deal here with Sony on red-hot Miles Teller starrer following Open Road’s $4m swoop on US rights at the weekend.

Luc Besson

Fundamental to invest in EuropaCorp’s Valerian

18-May-2015 | By

China’s Fundamental Films is extending its output deal with Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and will invest up to $50m into Besson’s Valerian, starring Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes is ‘Wonderstruck’

18-May-2015 | By , Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Todd Haynes, the toast of the Croisette following last night’s rousing reception for Carol, is angling to adapt Brian Selznick’s children’s book.


Cannes: ‘Carol’ rockets to Screen Jury lead

18-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Cate Blanchett’s performance in Todd Haynes’ lesbian drama will be tough to beat.

Miss You Already

Catherine Hardwicke’s 'Miss You Already' scores sales

18-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Salt secures deal for Toni Colette, Drew Barrymore comedy-drama in Germany, France, Japan.

Pitch Perfect 2

'Pitch Perfect 2' edges out 'Mad Max' in UK

18-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s sequel out-sings Warner Bros’ revival to dethrone Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre: The Difficult Second Film

Talking Point at the UK Film Centre: The Difficult Second Film


United Talent Agency’s Bec Smith and director Caradog James were among the speakers discussing how post-first feature directors can make the leap to an international career.

David Puttnam returns to production with 'Arctic 30'

18-May-2015 | By

Chariots Of Fire producer David Puttnam is returning to filmmaking for the first time in more than 15 years

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman signs for 9/11 drama 'The 11th'

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Uma Thurman and Christopher Lee are among the ensemble cast to have signed for a Copenhagen-set drama set during the 24-hours before 9/11.

Son of Saul

Cannes title 'Son of Saul' scores worldwide deals


EXCLUSIVE: Films Distribution racks up sales.

Corsan puts 'Western Front' remake in its sights

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paul Breuls’ Belgium-based company has come on to produce and sell the long-gestating remake of All Quiet On The Western Front with Roger Donaldson set to direct.

My Golden Days

Magnolia acquires Desplechin's 'My Golden Days'

18-May-2015 | By

Magnolia Pictures has picked up all US rights from Wild Bunch to Arnaud Desplechin’s Directors’ Fortnight selection My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse).

Jack Black

Jack Black joins ‘Micronations’

18-May-2015 | By

Jack Black will star in Buffalo Film Company’s comedy from director Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame.

Mia Goth, Calvin Demba, Maisie Williams, Callum Turner

Screen, BFI London Film Festival team for Stars of Tomorrow

18-May-2015 | By Screen staff

Screen International is to join with the BFI London Film Festival to launch its celebrated Stars of Tomorrow for the first time. 

Bloods A Rover

US, UK execs launch Midnight Road

18-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Crime-drama, James Ellroy novel, TV series on slate of new LA-based production outfit.

Ben Schnetzer

'Pride' star Ben Schnetzer to play tragic journalist Dan Eldon

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Ben Schnetzer, star of gay activist drama Pride, is to play a tragic Reuters photojournalist who was stoned to death in Mogadishu in 1993.

Creative England reveals new iFeatures trio

18-May-2015 | By Sarah Cooper

EXCLUSIVE: Creative England has named the three films to be greenlit for production through the latest round of its low-budget filmmaking initiative iFeatures.

Paris Coproduction Village

Paris Coproduction Village unveils 2015 line-up

18-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Second edition set to unfold in French capital June 10-12.


VMI infiltrates Cannes with 'Riot'

18-May-2015 | By

VMI Worldwide has been tempting Croisette buyers with action titles Riot starring Dolph Lundgren and Perfect Weapon with Steven Segal.

Cannes Marche

Raven Banner cuts deals on 'México Bárbaro'

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: MPI/Dark Sky Films has picked up US rights from Raven Banner to the horror anthology.

Michael Dwyer joins IM Global

18-May-2015 | By

Michael Dwyer has joined IM Global from Screen Media as svp of international sales and distribution and will head sales from the 250-title library.

Geoffrey Macnab and Alice Bah Kuhnke

Swedish Minister defends Film Agreement plans

18-May-2015 | By

Swedish Culture Minister Alice Bah Kuhnke has defended her decision to scrap Sweden’s Film Agreement.

Visit Films scores UK deal on ‘Krisha’

18-May-2015 | By

StudioCanal has acquired UK rights from Visit Films to the Critics’ Week selection.

Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM)

BAM, IndieBo to overlap in July

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: For the first time ever a film festival will overlap the Bogota Audiovisual Market (BAM) in July as Colombia’s film chiefs look to turn the summer corridor into a creative and business platform for the country’s booming film industry.

Our Last Tango

Wide sells 'Our Last Tango' to Taiwan, Greece

18-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based documentary specialist has sealed several deals on Argentine filmmaker German Kral’s Our Last Tango.


New Europe sells 'Bridgend' to UK

18-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Dark drama stars Game of Thrones’ Hannah Murray.

Chris Burden

Submarine boards 'Chris Burden: Double Bind'

18-May-2015 | By

Submarine has come on to co-finance, co-produce and partner with Dogwoof on world sales to the documentary Chris Burden: Double Bind.

Jane Williams

Jane Williams returns to DIFF's Dubai Film Connection

18-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Co-production market to focus on 10 projects with 20% of budget in place.

UK Cinema Association

Cinema Exhibitors' Association rebrands

18-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Association supporting UK cinema operators relaunches as UK Cinema Association

The Lobster panel

Producers discuss making of 'The Lobster'

18-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Cannes: Talk held at The UK Film Centre looked at the financing and production of Yorgos Lanthimos’ English-language debut.

Film4Climate, Ecoprod call on producers

18-May-2015 | By

The World Bank Group’s Film4Climate programmme and Ecoprod are inviting film producers to join forces in the development of a  plan to reduce the environmental impact of film production and to raise more awareness about climate change. 

Andy Vajna

Andy Vanya toasts Hungary Fund

18-May-2015 | By

A bullish Andy Vajna has hailed the work of the Hungarian Film Fund in galvanizing film production in the country and “cleaning up the mess” left after the dissolution of the debt-ridden Hungarian Motion Picture Foundation (MMKA).

Labyrinth of Passion

Kevin Williams closes classic Almodovar deals

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Kevin Williams Associates has closed some eye-catching deals on its remastered Pedro Almodovar film, Labyrinth Of Passion.


Bahubali to be recut for international

18-May-2015 | By

India’s Arka Mediaworks is planning an international cut of its $40m action epic Bahubali, directed by S.S. Rajamouli, one of the biggest filmmakers in the Telugu-language film industry.

The Mice Room

Egypt’s Zawya, Misr team for arthouse distribution

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Egypt’s Zawya Cinema and Misr International Films are joining forces to launch arthouse distributor Zawya Distribution.

Yoji Yamada

Shochiku lines up Yoji Yamada duo

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japanese studio Shochiku is launching sales on two new projects from leading director Yoji Yamada – a drama based on a Hisashi Inoue story and the director’s first comedy since the end of the Tora-san series in 1995.

Stephen Polster

RightsTrade grows sales agency stable

18-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The online film and TV marketplace has closed deals with Lakeshore Entertainment, The Solution Entertainment Group, QED International, GFM and Arclight.

Gunther Oettinger

Oettinger hints at TV, film waivers in Digital Single Market

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

European Commissioner spoke with the film industry in Cannes.

Talent Talk at the UK Film Centre: 'Carol'


Number 9 Films’ Elizabeth Karlsen and Killer Films’ Christine Vachon discuss their collaboration on Todd Haynes’ much-anticipated Competition film.  

Jake Gyllenhaal

Focus snaps up ‘Nocturnal Animals’

17-May-2015 | By

The distributor pounced on worldwide rights on Sunday to Tom Ford’s upcoming thriller starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in a deal reportedly worth $20m.

‘Mad Max’ pushes Warner Bros past $1bn

17-May-2015 | By

Mad Max: Fury Road opened in 68 markets on an estimated $65m powered by a string of number one debuts.

‘Pitch Perfect 2’ rules US on $70.3m

17-May-2015 | By

Universal’s female comedy directed by Elizabeth Banks stormed to the top of the North American charts as Mad Max: Fury Road arrived in second place.

‘Ultron’ surges past $1bn global


A massive $156.3m in the first six days in China propelled Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Age Of Ultron to a $185m weekend as the global tally crossed $1bn.

Approaching the Elephant

'Approaching the Elephant' wins at Docaviv

17-May-2015 | By

Twilight Of A Life and 7 Days In St. Petersburg sweep the Israeli competition at 17th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival

Roskino unveils projects in Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

At its annual presentation of Russian projects looking for co-production partners earlier this week, Roskino provided a platform for producers to present new projects in the Cannes market.

Justin Kurzel

Kurzel brothers serve up tennis drama

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Denis Menochet to star in darkly comedic drama from Macbeth duo.

Andrea Riseborough

Riseborough joins Coogan apartheid drama

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Riseborough joins Shepherds and Butchers ahead of June shoot.

Berenice Marlohe

Ex-Bond Girl joins Bartok horror 'P.O.V.'

17-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

Fortissimo Films handling pre-sales at the Cannes Marche.

Son of Saul

'Son Of Saul', 'The Lobster' draw buyers

17-May-2015 | By

As the US buys continued to trickle in on the Croisette, acquisitions teams were circling The Lobster while SPC was believed to have acquired North American and Latin American rights to Holocaust drama Son Of Saul.

Cannes: 'Sea of Trees' scores 12-year Screen jury low

17-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen’s Cannes Jury has given its lowest score in more than a decade to Gus Van Sant’s Competition entrant.

Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly, Tim Roth sign up for 'Lives in Secret'

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE:Kelly Reilly and Tim Roth have signed to co-star in John Hay’s thriller Lives in Secret, inspired by the true story of Second World War spy-mistress Vera Atkins.

Buyers head to Bruno Dumont’s 'Slack Bay'

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Memento Films International (MFI) is reporting brisk business on Bruno Dumont’s dark comedy Slack Bay, starring Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi.

Hiner Saleem

Bac signs Saleem, Jalali and Mirica

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Hiner Saleem’s Money Babe set to shoot in Erbil this autumn.

Buyers bite into Magnolia's 'Tangerine'

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Magnolia Pictures International has licensed key territories on the Sundance pick-up, which screens in the market tonight (May 17).

Nicole Conn

Peccadillo, Authentic launch LGBT fund

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

UK distributor launches fund, picks up Nicole Conn drama.

'Bleed For This', 'Love' sell in Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

Open Road is understood to have paid in the region of $4m for US rights to Bleed For This starring Miles Teller.

Paths Of The Soul

Asian Shadows travels with Zhang Yang

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based sales company Asian Shadows has picked up international rights to Zhang Yang’s Tibetan drama Paths Of The Soul.

The President

F&ME signs three-film deal with Georgian producer


EXCLUSIVE: Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) have pacted with Tbilisi-based 20 Steps Productions and The Caucasian Film Service on a three-picture deal to be shot in 2015/16.


Italy extends tax credit to TV

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Existing film incentive enticed Ben-Hur, Zoolander and Spectre to Italy.

Noomi Rapace's 'What Happened to Monday?' sells for SND

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: French sales company SND is reporting strong buyer interest on Tommy Wirkola’s high-concept, sci-fi action picture What Happened to Monday?, starring Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close.

Just Jim

Visit scores US deals on Cannes pair

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based Visit Films has closed US sales on SXSW titles Just Jim and The Nymphets.

Ben Latham Jones

Ealing Studios Entertainment gets new owner

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Ben Latham-Jones launches slate after buying out Barnaby Thompson.

Can't Stand Losing You

Cinema Libre acquires The Police doc

17-May-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights from Yari Film Group to Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police, which screens in the Cannes market today.

Kristian Levring

Kristian Levring readies Prohibition-era drama 'Devil’s Lake'

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Danish director Kristian Levring (The Salvation) is set to make a new Prohibition-era drama.

De Paolis takes 'Suffragette' for Italy

17-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Veteran is acquiring for Wild Bunch-owned BIM as well his fledgling boutique Cinema.

Radhika Apte

UK-Indian Bombairiya starts production

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Production has started on India-UK-UAE co-production Bombairiya, a comedy thriller starring Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi and Siddhanth Kapoor.


Yash Raj Films launches sales on Piku

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: India’s Yash Raj Films is launching international sales on Shoojit Sircar’s Piku in Cannes.

European Film Awards EFAs Riga 2014

Latvia adds $8.5m film funding

17-May-2015 | By

Latvia has raised cash rebate levels and added $8.5m (€7.5m) in funding. Details of the boost in national film support were revealed here in Cannes.

The Terminator

'Terminator' set for 20 territory release

17-May-2015 | By

UK classics specialist Park Circus is to give its re-mastered version of James Cameron’s Terminator, from MGM, a 20 territory release on close to 1,000 screens this summer.


Venice, London next stops for European Film Forum

17-May-2015 | By

As the European Commission limbers up for its second European Film Forum in Cannes on Monday (May 18), plans are already afoot to take the audiovisual summit to the film festivals in Venice, San Sebastian, London and Tallinn.

Locarno nabs Doc Award from Cannes

17-May-2015 | By

Locarno Film Festival is to host the 8th Doc Alliance Selection (DAS) Award, after being announced during Cannes for the past seven years .

Studiocanal takes 'Hellions' for UK

17-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

UK genre specialist Jinga Films has sold Bruce McDonald’s psychological horror Hellions to StudioCanal for UK and Ireland.

Jackie Chan, Marche launch Chinese talent award

17-May-2015 | By

Cannes film festival’s Marché du Film and Project A: Jackie Chan’s Young Filmmaker Development Fund have established an award of $164,000 (RMB1m) for the winner of the Marche’s 3rd New Chinese Film Talents Forum.

Forbidden Zone

Galaxy Studios secures Richard Elfman deal

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Wilfried Van Baelen’s Belgium-based, post-production outfit, Galaxy Studios has finalised a three-film deal with filmmaker Richard Elfman (Modern Vampires).


Buyers find 'Allies'

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Action-drama sells to Asian markets after US, UK release.


Spotlight brings five new titles to market

17-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spotlight Pictures has unveiled five new titles on its slate led by James Franco starrer Yosemite.

Jude Law

Jude Law confirmed for Sorrentino’s 'Pope'

17-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Jude Law has been confirmed to play the lead role in Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming TV series The Young Pope, about a fictional American Pope who becomes the most conservative leader the Vatican has ever seen.

Michael Shannon

Michael Shannon to star in 'The Price'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Shannon and Matthias Schweighöfer from Valkyrie have joined Siofra Campbell’s thriller, which Cargo represents for world sales.

Peter Ho sun Chan

Peter Chan to direct Li Na biopic

16-May-2015 | By

Hong Kong filmmaker Peter Ho-sun Chan will produce and direct a biopic of Chinese tennis player Li Na, based on her best-selling autobiography Li Na: My Life.

Daniel Espinosa

Child 44's Daniél Espinosa to direct 'The Emigrants'

16-May-2015 | By

Child 44 director Daniél Espinosa is to helm a new adptation of period epic The Emigrants for Scandinavian major Svensk Filindustri.

The Lobster

US buyers circle Croisette offerings

16-May-2015 | By

US acquisitions teams in Cannes continued to swirl around prestige titles and packages heading into Saturday night including Competition selection The Lobster starring Colin Farrell.

Liam Neeson

Marc Butan launches MadRiver Pictures

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Marc Butan has launched the company to develop, finance and produce three to four star-driven films a year in the $15-50m range.

Andrew Kevin Walker

'Se7en' writer's 'Psycho Killer' secures finance

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: K5 to finance and produce thriller from the writer of Se7en and producer of Zombieland.

Gene Simmons

WWE Studios, Gene Simmons sparks to Voltage

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Gene Simmons’ Erebus Pictures joint venture has struck a sales deal with Voltage Pictures, who are in Cannes talking up the pipeline.

Son of Saul

Cannes: Screen's jury grid has a new frontrunner

16-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

The Screen International Cannes jury rounded out Day 3 feeling largely satisfied with the films on offer in the 68th Competition thus far - although a few solitary Palmes were handed out.

Hollywood Adventures

IM Global picks up 'Hollywood Adventures'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: IM Global has picked up international rights outside the US and South-East Asia to Chinese action comedy Hollywood Adventures, produced by Justin Lin.

Johnny Flynn George Mackay

Johnny Flynn, George Mackay to play Kinks brothers

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Johnny Flynn, George Mackay to play “Cain and Abel of rock” Ray and Dave Davies.

Will Ferrell

Fortitude boards Will Ferrell comedy 'Tom's Dad'

16-May-2015 | By

Lasse Hallström will direct the story of a struggling nightclub performer forced to babysit his estranged 12-year-old son. Fortitude International is selling in Cannes.

Bruce Willis

Voltage lines up Bruce Willlis action comedy

16-May-2015 | By

Voltage Pictures will finance and produce an untitled Bruce Willis action comedy and is in the midst of talks with Cannes buyers.

The Brain Eaters

Red Sea Media to sell AIP genre slate

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich’s LA-based sales company has come on to handle international sales on a reboot slate of ten American International Pictures genre classics from the 1950s.

Lionsgate UK swoops on 'Turbo Kid'

16-May-2015 | By

Epic Pictures has reported a roaring trade here on its Sundance pick-up Turbo Kid led by a deal with Lionsgate for the UK.

Issey Ogata

'Magic Kimono' secures cast, financing

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Issey Ogata has joined Kaori Momoi in the cast of the first ever Japanese-Latvian co-production, Magic Kimono, which has also received support from the Riga Film Fund and Japan’s Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Agyness Deyn

Agyness Deyn joins dystopian drama 'The White King'

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Dystopian book adaptation readies for shoot.

Larry Gaye Renegade Male Flight Attendant

Other Angle flies 'Larry Gaye' to new territories

16-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based Other Angle has secured a brace of key sales for US comedy Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant.

Eaten team

Tiger Aspect, Sadie Frost, Catalyst team on horror

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Aspect teams on on cannibal horror from Ripper Street writer.

Danny Huston

The Works takes Danny Huston's 'The Last Photograph'

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Danny Huston, Sarita Choudhury, Stacy Martin star in Cat Villiers production.

Jeremy Irons

KMI to sell 'Monumental'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Irons, Virginia Madsen, rising star AnnaSophia Robb and Rory Culkin have joined the action comedy, which Kathy Morgan International has introduced to Cannes buyers.

Three Summer Nights

Korea’s 9ers takes on 'Chosen', 'Three Summer Nights'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s 9ers Entertainment has picked up international rights to Kim Hwi’s creature horror The Chosen: Forbidden Cave (working title) and Kang Sang-jin’s comedy Three Summer Nights.

To Be Sixteen

Mirovision pacts with Dankook Graduate School

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Mirovision has signed a deal with the Dankook Graduate School of Cinematic Content (DGC), headed by Kim Dong-ho, to handle world sales on the school’s features and short films.

Havana Autos And Architecture

'Buena Vista' producer readies four new Cuban docs

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Buena Vista Social Club producer Rosa Bosch is in Cannes with a slate of four new feature documentaries, all of which are to be made in Cuba as the country begins to open itself up to international production.

Our Last Tango

Wide House’s 'Our Last Tango' heads to Japan

16-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Passionate tango tale to world premiere at the Cannes Marche today (May 16).


Pagafantas to get German remake

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Spanish sales outfit Cinema Republic together with Cienfuegos Films has closed a deal on its feature Pagafantas, directed by Borja Cobeaga.

Francis: Pray For Us

FilmSharks lures 'Francis' buyers

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: FilmSharks’ Francis: Pray For Us promo continues to draw buyers as Metropolitan has swooped on French rights to the Vatican-endorsed biopic of the current Pope.

Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud

Little Studio Films options Joe Pepitone story

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The company has optioned rights to the sports biopic Joe, You Coulda Made Us Proud about New York Yankee starn and is talking to buyers on the Croisette.

Brian Posehn

MPI Media Group boards 'Uncle Nick'

16-May-2015 | By

MPI Media Group has acquired all US distribution rights to the comedy starring Brian Posehn.

Jamie Foxx on board 'Blink'

16-May-2015 | By

Jamie Foxx has joined Atlas Entertainment’s thriller, which Highland Film Group is touting to buyers here.

Cannes Marche

Goff Productions ready 'Night Dream'

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Producers Rene Sheridan and Gina G Goff of Goff Productions are lining up an adaptation of Oliver Stone’s autobiographical novel A Child’s Night Dream.

Raven Banner, Sony strike 'Sky Sharks' deal

16-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The Toronto-based company has struck a deal with Sony Pictures for home entertainment rights to the Nazi zombie creature feature Sky Sharks.

Death Or Glory

Salon books into boxing doc, horror

16-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Horgan, Ron Scalpello, Rob Savage films among slate.

Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words

Ingrid Bergman doc confirms five territories

16-May-2015 | By

Early during the Cannes market, buyers have rushed to snap up Stig Björkman’s feature doc Ingrid Bergman - In Her Own Words. 

Know Your International English-Speaking Markets

Panel discusses international markets

16-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

Know Your International English-Speaking Markets panel talked on wide-ranging topics including VoD and the recent success of genre films.

A Christmas Star

Liam Neeson follows 'Christmas Star'

16-May-2015 | By

Cinemagic International Film and Television Festival for Young People has produced its first feature, featuring Irish action stars Liam Neeson and Pierce Brosnan.

Fatma Al Remaihi

Doha Film Institute unveils Spring 2015 funding round

16-May-2015 | By

The Doha Film Institute (DFI) has unveiled the projects to receive grants in its Spring 2015 funding cycle, including the first Qatari feature awarded a production grant.

First Growth

Buyers drink-up SND’s 'First Growth'


EXCLUSIVE: France’s SND has sealed several deals on Jerome Le Maire’s viticulture themed family drama First Growth (Premier Cru) following its market premiere in Cannes.

David Oyelowo

David Oyelowo joins 'Three Seconds'

16-May-2015 | By

The actor is on board Otto Bathurst’s thriller starring Luke Evans, which Bloom is touting here to buyers.

Finance panel

Finance panel: Friends in high places

16-May-2015 | By

Panel was moderated by Nigel Sinclair, CEO of White Horse Pictures, along with film-makers Ariel Vromen and Lone Scherfig.

Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos stirs up Cannes

15-May-2015 | By

Ted Sarandos moved to allay concerns over the fate of the traditional theatrical business on Friday in Cannes although he may have achieved the opposite as he said Netflix would side-step theatrical distribution in France.

Shinji Aoyama

Aoyama to direct Japanese-Malaysian co-production

15-May-2015 | By

Japan’s ColorBird Inc and Malaysia’s Barnet Books are joining forces to co-produce a horror film directed by Japanese filmmaker Shinji Aoyama.

Leslie Mann

Block Entertainment sells out Leslie Mann comedy

15-May-2015 | By

Bill Block and John Friedberg have sold out the world on Untitled Lucas/Moore Project to star Leslie Mann following last week’s US deal with Paramount.

Kung Fury

Directors’ Fortnight title 'Kung Fury' gets distribution

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Homage to 1980s action films gets VoD deal.

We Are UK Film: Distribution Focus panel

VIDEO PANEL: Distribution Focus


Know your international English-speaking markets; the films to make for audiences in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Ghosthunters On Icy Trails

Beta Cinema scores sales on 'Ghosthunters', 'Umrika'

15-May-2015 | By

Beta Cinema’s Cannes market titles Ghosthunters On Icy Trails and Sundance Audience Award winner Umrika have been selling briskly.

‘Ultron’ crosses $1bn global

15-May-2015 | By

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron was on course to reach the milestone on Friday, its 24th day of release.

The Survivalist

Alchemy finds ‘The Survivalist’

15-May-2015 | By

The distributor has acquired North American rights to Screen 2013 Star Of Tomorrow’s Stephen Fingleton’s post-apocalyptic thriller following its premiere in Tribeca last month.

Celluloid Dreams sells Cannes contender 'Dheepan' worldwide

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Palme d’Or contender sold to more than 20 territories.

Richard Conway

Essential launches in Cannes

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

Former Molinare exec, Ironclad producer launch UK company.

Cannes: Screen's jury reveals mixed first scores

15-May-2015 | By Fionnuala Halligan

Screen International’s legendary Cannes Palme D’Or jury swings back into action today, as the 68th festival gets into full swing and the first two films have played out at the Palais Des Festivals.


StudioCanal, HanWay board 'Swallows and Amazons'

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Iconic UK book series sails to production with Rafe Spall, Kelly Macdonald in lead roles.

Mia Madre

Curzon Artificial Eye acquires 'Valley Of Love', 'Mia Madre', Gaspar Noe's 'Love'

15-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

EXCLUSIVE: Curzon Artificial Eye has acquired three new titles, all playing in official selection at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Visitors

'The Visitors: Bastille Day' scores sales for Gaumont

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Co-stars Jean Reno and Christian Clavier to hit Cannes today (May 15).

The High Sun

Chesneau embarks on search for quality indies with Cercamon

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Rezo sales chief unveils eclectic international slate.

Brian Epstein

IM Global lines up ‘The Fifth Beatle’

15-May-2015 | By

IM Global, writer Vivek J Tiwary and Simon Cowell‘s Syco Entertainment will co-produce the adaptation of Tiwary’s graphic novel about the band’s manager Brian Epstein.

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi's 'Wilderpeople' to star Sam Neill

15-May-2015 | By Michael Rosser

New Zealand director scored recent hit with What We Do In The Shadows; Protagonist Pictures selling international.


David Tennant, Elisabeth Moss check into R.D. Laing biopic


EXCLUSIVE: Former Doctor Who star Tennant to play renowned psychiatrist R.D. Laing, the ‘Acid-Marxist’.

Guy Pearce Mia Wasikowska

'Brimstone' inks France, Germany deals ahead of shoot

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Mia Wasikowska thriller goes to France, Germany ahead of June 15 shoot.

Gael Bernal Garcia

Gael Bernal Garcia, Marine Vacth join Joan Chemla noir

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Gael Bernal Garcia and Marine Vacth are set to co-star in French Joan Chemla’s film noir If You See His Heart (Si Tu Voyais Son Coeur).

David Kross

David Kross to portray legendary goalie “Bert” Trautmann

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: German actor David Kross, who appeared opposite Kate Winslet in Stephen Daldry’s Oscar-winning The Reader, has been cast as the legendary German-born goalkeeper Bernd ‘Bert’ Trautmann who was in goal for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

Ali Mostafa Rami Nasin

Ali Mostafa teams with US producers for 'The Worthy'

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Mostafa teaming with Image Nation and US producers Peter Safran and Steven Schneider.

Film London Microwave greenlights duo

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: 160 applicants whittled down to chase thriller and horror.

Cillian Murphy

LD Entertainment boards ‘Anthropoid’

15-May-2015 | By

Charlotte Le Bon has joined Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy on the WWII story that Altitude is selling in Cannes.


Chinese outfit boards sci-fi 'Neuromancer'

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: GFM Films hopes to feed film through UK-China co-pro agreement.

Cannes Marche

Cannes Marché launches high-rolling investors club

15-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

Record 117 territories represented at the Marché this year.


Kino Lorber pounces on Sembene!

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has pounced on US rights to the documentary ahead of tonight’s screening in Cannes Classics.

Emmanuelle Seigner

Emmanuelle Seigner joins 'Stalin's Couch'

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Venus In Fur star Emmanuelle Seigner has signed on to appear opposite Gerard Depardieu in Fanny Ardant’s new €2.5m feature, Stalin’s Couch.

Cristina Gallego lines up next projects

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The fast-rising Colombian producer – in Cannes with Directors’ Fortnight selection Embrace Of The Serpent set to premiere today – is pulling together her follow-up pipeline.


Five Star picks up Francois Hilaire biopic

15-May-2015 | By

Bangkok-based Five Star Production has picked up international rights to biopic F.Hilaire, about a French priest who wrote a famous Thai language textbook.

Wonderful Nightmare

Wonderful sales for Korea’s M-Line

15-May-2015 | By

Korea’s M-Line Distribution has sold North American rights to Kang Hyo-jin’s comedy Wonderful Nightmare to Asia Releasing, along with a string of other territories.

Louise Brealey

Vision captures UK thriller 'Containment'

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: US sales outfit boards rights to UK thriller.

Katee Sackhoff

Katee Sackhoff joins 'Don't Knock Twice'

15-May-2015 | By

The actress has signed on to star in Red & Black Films’ supernatural horror film on the Content international sales slate.

Cinema do Brasil champions co-production

15-May-2015 | By

The support body attends Cannes this year promoting 31 companies as well as Cesar Augusto Acevedo’s Critics’ Week entry Land And Shade (La Tierra Y La Sombra) and João Paulo Miranda Maria’s short Command Action.

VoD service MUBI on Cannes hunt

15-May-2015 | By

Efe Cakarel’s fast expanding VOD service MUBI is in Cannes looking to make global distribution deals for selected titles in the Cannes Marché.

Metrodome Distribution

Metrodome nabs gangster doc duo

15-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome takes duo for sales and distribution.

'Mad Max: Fury Road' leads UK buzz

15-May-2015 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ revival in pole position ahead of Universal’s Pitch Perfect 2.

Brillante Mendoza

TIFF’s Crosscut Asia to focus on the Philippines

15-May-2015 | By

The Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) and Japan Foundation have announced they will focus on the cinema of the Philippines for the second edition of the festival’s Crosscut Asia sidebar.

Wim Vandekeybus

Be For launches Galloping Mind

15-May-2015 | By

Benelux sales outfit Be For Films is launching international sales on Galloping Mind, the new feature from ballet star turned filmmaker Wim Vandekeybus.

Greenaway's 'Guanajuato' racks up sales

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Eisenstein in Guanajuato by veteran British director Peter Greenaway has been racking up sales.

“Healthier” Hubert Bals Fund unveils spring selection

15-May-2015 | By

International Film Festival Rotterdam’s resurgent Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) has announced its spring 2015 selection.


Phenomena producers in Cannes 'Best Seller' pitch

15-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The producers behind the upcoming adaptation of the Norwegian fantasy book series will present the project to buyers tomorrow [May 16].

Scandinavian production outfit Avanti Film launches

15-May-2015 | By

New Scandinavian production outfit launches at the Cannes Marche.

3D Guild

New 3D Guild launched at Cannes

15-May-2015 | By Tiffany Pritchard

The non-profit organisation is Belgium-based with 11 founding members from the UK, Poland, Germany, Belgium and France.


eOne shines with 'Spotlight' sales

14-May-2015 | By

eOne has licensed a large swathe of the world on its Catholic Church abuse drama including a multi-territory deal with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA).


Weinsteins in 'Southpaw' Cannes slot offer

14-May-2015 | By

The upcoming Jake Gyllenhaal boxing drama was accepted into Cannes however the Weinsteins decided not to proceed because the star had already committed to his jury role.

Our Little Sister

SPC acquires Kore-eda Hirokazu’s 'Our Little Sister'

14-May-2015 | By

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights from Wild Bunch to Kore-eda Hirokazu’s drama that premieres in Competition on Thursday.


HPI to show 'Geezer' footage in Cannes

14-May-2015 | By

Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong makes his starring debut in the comedy and Hyde Park International president Eric Christenson will show footage here.

Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara talks 'Siberia'

14-May-2015 | By

The director has shed more light on his $3m Jungian drama Siberia to star Willem Dafoe ahead of Monday’s Cannes press conference to promote a Kickstarter campaign.

Cannes Market Buzz 2015

Cannes 2015: Market Buzz

14-May-2015 | By Screen staff

Screen’s essential guide to the hottest titles coming to market at Cannes.

Cargo, Radiant join forces

14-May-2015 | By

Cargo Entertainment has invested in Radiant Films International as the companies settle into Cannes under a strategic partnership to create a commercial slate.

Elle Fanning

Bening, Gerwig, Fanning joins '20th Century Women'

14-May-2015 | By

Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning have joined the cast of Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, which Annapurna International is selling in Cannes.

Elizabeth Olsen

Wild Bunch's Insiders launches Olsen, Pine film 'Wind River'

14-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Wild Bunch’s newly created LA-based sales company Insiders is launching Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan’s Wind River, starring Chris Pine and Elizabeth Olsen.

Much Loved

Pyramide picks up Directors’ Fortnight title 'Much Loved'

14-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Pyramide Films has taken French rights to Nabil Ayouch’s Directors’ Fortnight title Much Loved – about four Marrakech prostitutes - ahead of its Cannes Marche screening today (May 14).

Emily Blunt

Andrew Lazar rides with 'Bronco Belle', 'Rupture'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: American Sniper producer joins Emily Blunt’s ‘Rocky-on-a-bull’ drama, talks new films.

Marco Bellocchio

Match Factory, Bellocchio strike three-picture deal

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: New Alba Rohrwacher drama among trio.

Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn gets behind ‘Home Field’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The actor and producer’s Wild West Picture Show has come on board to produce the animation, which Double Dutch International (DDI) is selling in Cannes.

The Valley of Love

Le Pacte scores German sale for Cannes contender 'Valley of Love'

14-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Concorde has picked up rights to all German-speaking territories for Guillaume Nicloux’s Palme d’Or contender Valley of Love.

Ricardo Darin

FilmSharks swims with Disney on ‘Kóblic’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Disney has swooped on Latin American and Spanish rights to Kóblic, a thriller that reunites Argentinian idol Ricardo Darin with his Chinese Take-Out director Sebastián Borensztein.

Yellow Affair scores US deal on 'The Girl King'

14-May-2015 | By

Mika Kaurismaki’s costume epic is set in 1633.


Thunder Road, CEG extend deal

14-May-2015 | By

Thunder Road Pictures has extended its deal with music financier Cutting Edge Group and CEG’s investment arm, Conduct, for an additional five films.


Film Movement buys ‘Haemoo’, ‘The Automatic Hate’

14-May-2015 | By

The New York-based film distributor has picked up North American rights to Shim Sung-Bo’s South Korean thriller Haemoo from Finecut in Cannes.

Riz Ahmed

Cast, financiers fly to 'Blackbird'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Riz Ahmed, producer Kevin Loader join Rooney Mara drama.

Samuel L Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson joins Simon West’s 'The Blob'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Pulp Fiction star boards in-demand thriller remake.

Its Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong

Red Sea in Cannes with eight-strong slate

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Roman Kopelevich’s LA-based sales company is in Cannes with a varied roster of completed titles.


Myriad starts talks on 'Bare'

14-May-2015 | By

Dianna Agron and Paz de la Huerta will star in the drama, which premiered in Tribeca and Myriad Pictures has introduced to international buyers here.


Alchemy takes werewolf thriller 'Howl' for US

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Metrodome inks US deal on werewolf thriller.

The Golden Cane Warrior

Well Go USA grabs Golden Cane

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based WTFilms has sold Indonesian martial arts drama The Golden Cane Warrior to Well Go USA for North America.

Cannes title 'Rams' scores sales

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: New Europe Film Sales secures deals for Benelux, Greece, Taiwan.

Robert Sheehan

Robert Sheehan to star in 'Love At First Sight'

14-May-2015 | By

Mortal Instruments to star opposite Hailee Steinfeld.


Buyers enter Epic’s ‘Jeruzalem’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson have reported a strong early response to the apocalyptic creature horror, closing key territories in the early stages of the market.

Narcissus and Goldmund

Ruzowitzky to direct Hesse adaptation 'Narcissus and Goldmund'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-winning Austrian director Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters) is to direct Hermann Hesse’s 1930 international bestseller and cult novel Narcissus and Goldmund.

FilmNation promotes executive trio

14-May-2015 | By

Jennifer Fradlin, Patrick Chu and Selena Saldana are all in Cannes attending the market.

Creative Control

Coproduction Office gets 'Creative Control'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Philippe Bober’s Coproduction Office has boarded world sales rights on Benjamin Dickinson’s SXSW award winner Creative Control.

My New Sassy Girl

Mirovision picks up My New Sassy Girl

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Mirovision has picked up international rights to romantic comedy My New Sassy Girl, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2001 hit My Sassy Girl.


Paramount nabs Tribeca hit 'Ashby'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Studio swoops on Mickey Rourke comedy-drama in North America, UK, Australia, more.


Twenty racks up sales for Contents Panda

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Contents Panda, the sales arm of Korea’s Next Entertainment World (NEW), has signed a raft of deals on Lee Byeong-heon’s Twenty, including the sale of Japanese rights to NBC Universal Japan.

Dean Devlin

Electric closes $20m production facility

14-May-2015 | By

Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, in town with a slate that includes Anthony Hopkins thriller Go With Me, has closed a $20m production facility with First Republic Bank (FRB) to finance the second season of TNT show The Librarians.

Andy Samberg

Universal starts shoot on ‘Lonely Island Movie’

14-May-2015 | By

Production has begun on Top Secret Untitled Lonely Island Movie starring Digital Shorts superstars Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

The Phoenix Incident

Buyers flock to Concourse’s ‘Phoenix’

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Matthew Shreder and James Andrew Felts have closed key sales here on the conspiracy thriller.

Amy Winehouse

Film4 takes TV rights to Asif Kapadia’s 'Amy'

14-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Film4 boards distribution of Amy Winehouse doc.

Pang Ho Cheung

Hong Kong’s Bravos picks up Making Films duo

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Bravos Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to two titles produced by leading Hong Kong filmmaker Pang Ho Cheung – Luk Yee-sum’s Lazy Hazy Crazy and Jason Kwan’s A Nail Clipper Romance.

Criminal Activities

Image acquires 'Criminal Activities'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has acquired North American and UK rights to the John Travolta thriller, which Diamond Pictures is selling on the Croisette.

Songs Of Lahore

Autlook to sell 'Songs of Lahore'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Vienna based Autlook Filmsales has snapped up international sales rights to Songs Of Lahore, the new feature doc from Sharmeen Obey - the first Pakistani ever to win an Oscar - and Andy Schocken.

Kering, Cannes launch Women In Motion

14-May-2015 | By Nadia Tseng

Cannes and luxury brand Kering’s new programme Women In Motion will honour Jane Fonda for her ‘unique and outstanding contribution to the film industry’ on May 17.

Among The Believers

Cinephil takes controversial 'Among The Believers'

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Tribeca title explores radical Islamic school.

Code M

New Dutch fund backs 'Code M', 'Playboy Priest'

14-May-2015 | By

Details have emerged of the new regional film fund being set up in the province of Limburg in the Netherlands.

'Battle For Sevastopol' sold into Asia

14-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Female sniper movie marks first Russia-Ukraine co-production in years.

Andrey Zvyagintsev

Zvyagintsev to head Shanghai fest jury

14-May-2015 | By

Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has announced that Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, whose Leviathan won best screenplay at Cannes last year, will head the Golden Goblet jury at this year’s edition of the festival (June 13-21).

Hands of Stone

Weinsteins acquire US on ‘Hands Of Stone’

14-May-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company closed a US deal at 6am on Thursday morning for boxing drama Hands of Stone starring Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro.

Pinewood Studios launches Ireland production company

14-May-2015 | By George Bevir, Broadcast

Pinewood Studios has launched a production services company in Ireland to help its TV and film clients take advantage of the country’s recently enhanced tax incentives.

The Ghouls press conference

Wanda scares up 'Ghouls' sales across Asia

14-May-2015 | By

China’s Wanda Pictures has sold a string of Asian territories on Wuershan’s The Ghouls, includingTaiwan (CMC), the Philippines (MVP) and Singapore (Shaw).

The Treacherous

Finecut seals deals on Treacherous, Revivre

14-May-2015 | By

Korea’s Finecut has pre-sold Min Kyu-dong’s erotic period drama The Treacherous, starring Ju Ji-hoon, to Pretty Pictures for France and French-speaking Swiss pay-TV.

Roadside, Lionsgate snap up ‘The Sea Of Trees’

13-May-2015 | By

The Competition entry starring Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Ken Watanabe has found its US home.


Fox Searchlight acquires Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Youth’

13-May-2015 | By

The studio has snapped up rights from Pathé to Paolo Sorrentino’s drama ahead of its world premiere in Competition on May 20.

Christopher Woodrow

Christopher Woodrow launches Vendian

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Woodrow flies into Cannes with a new finance and production venture that has raised $100m in equity and got behind six of the biggest titles to hit the market in the last two years.

‘Ultron’ scores $33.9m China opening day

13-May-2015 | By

Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron stormed into China on Tuesday, pushing Disney past the $2bn worldwide box office mark for the second consecutive year.

Ennis Hensley to head international sales at TWC

13-May-2015 | By

The Weinstein Company confirmed on Wednesday that the executive has taken over following the departure to IM Global of Michael Rothstein.

The Neon Demon

Gaumont, Wild Bunch sell The Neon Demon wide

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

CANNES: French sales companies Gaumont and Wild Bunch have announced a raft of sales on Nicolas Winding Refn’s horror picture The Neon Demon, which is on the verge of wrapping in Los Angeles.

Javier Bardem

EuropaCorp adds ‘Escobar’ to Cannes slate

13-May-2015 | By

Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz will star in the biopic about the drug lord, which the company has introduced to buyers on the Croisette.


Fortitude International boards ‘State Like Sleep’

13-May-2015 | By

Rebecca Hall, Michael Shannon and Ben Foster will star in the mystery that Fortitude International is selling in Cannes.

R Gervais

eOne to sell 'Life On The Road'

13-May-2015 | By

eOne in association with BBC Films has come on board to finance Ricky Gervais’ upcoming Life On The Road featuring David Brent, the character he immortalised in The Office.

Rachel Weisz

Rachel Weisz to star in Pete Travis kidnap thriller 'Snatchback'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Weisz to star in and produce true story; Protagonist launches in Cannes.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman set to join See-Saw's 'Parties'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cast rounds on John Cameron Mitchell’s “punks and aliens” feature adapted from a Neil Gaiman story; HanWay boards sales.

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson, Kodi Smit-McPhee set to 'Croak'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Cornerstone to sell comedy from ParaNorman director.

Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage, Naomie Harris get 'Clearance'

13-May-2015 | By Andreas Wiseman

EXCLUSIVE: Umedia boards rights to action-drama set to shoot in South Africa.

Odd Job

Gaumont launches 'Odd Job', 'Pattaya' at Cannes

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Other new titles on slate include Pattaya and Critics’ Week screener Learn by Heart.

Jackie Chan

Golden Network boards Jackie Chan's 'Railroad Tigers'

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Hong Kong-based Golden Network Asia has picked up international rights to Jackie Chan’s next project, $50m action comedy Railroad Tigers, to be directed by Ding Sheng.

Search Engine acquires 'Standing Tall'

13-May-2015 | By

Search Engine Films has acquired Canadian rights from Elle Driver to Cannes festival opener Standing Tall (La Tête Haute).

The Women In The Silver Plate

Celluloid Dreams takes Kurosawa’s 'Woman'

13-May-2015 | By Melanie Goodfellow

EXCLUSIVE: Kurosawa shoots first ever French-language film. 

Bill Murray

Open Road shifts 'Kasbah' dates

13-May-2015 | By Jeremy Kay and Nadia Tseng

ROUND-UP: The distributor has moved the Bill Murray comedy from November 13 to October 23 this year. 

Ratchet And Clank

'Ratchet & Clank' enlists A-list cast

13-May-2015 | By

Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone have joined the voice cast on Ratchet & Clank, which Cinema Management Group sells internationally here.

Peter Aalbæk Jensen

Aalbæk Jensen plots 'Angelic Avengers' adaptation

13-May-2015 | By

Danish producer and Zentropa co-founder Peter Aalbæk Jensen is plotting a new English-language feature based on a novel by revered Out Of Africa author Karen Blixen.


Showbox sells 'Assassination' to North America

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex has signed a string of pre-sales on Choi Dong-hoon’s Assassination, including North American rights, which have gone to Well Go USA.


Content to sell world on ‘Callas’

13-May-2015 | By

Noomi Rapace will play the most influential female opera singer of the 20th century in what is set to be one of the most glamorous projects on the market as Content commences talks with buyers this week.

Persona Non Grata

NTV adds 'Persona Non Grata' to Cannes line-up

13-May-2015 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Japan’s Nippon Television (NTV) has added Japanese historical drama Persona Non Grata, which was filmed entirely in Poland, to its Cannes slate.


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